New version of "A Biologist's Guide..."
smith-una at yale.edu
Mon Aug 23 22:19:32 EST 1993
How to Get
A Biologist's Guide to Internet Resources
This guide contains an overview and lists of free Internet resources such as:
scientific discussion groups and mailing lists
research newsletters, directories, and bibliographies
huge data and software archives
tools for finding and retrieving information
a bibliography of useful books and Internet documents
The current version of the free 45-page guide can be obtained over the
Internet via Usenet, gopher, FTP and e-mail:
- In Usenet, look in sci.bio or sci.answers.
- Gopher to sunsite.unc.edu, and choose this sequence of menu items:
Ecology and Evolution
Or, from any gopher offering other biology gophers by topic, look for
the menu item "Ecology and Evolution [at UNC and Yale]". The guide
is stored there in two ways: as a file for easy retrieval and as a
menu for browsing.
- FTP to rtfm.mit.edu. Give the username "anonymous" and your e-mail
address as the password. Use the "cd" command to go to the directory
and use "get part1", "get part2" etc. or "prompt" and "mget *" to copy
all 6 parts of the guide to your computer. The files are stored as
part1.Z etc. and are compressed binary files, but if you specify "part1",
the file will be uncompressed and translated to readable ASCII before
it is transfered to your computer. For information about how to get
other useful documents from this archive, send the message "help".
You can also use anonymous FTP to sunsite.unc.edu, where this guide is
- Send e-mail to mail-server at rtfm.mit.edu with the text
"send usenet/news.answers/biology/guide/*". You will receive 6 files
in response, one for each part: save each part separately, delete the
e-mail headers, and merge them.
Una Smith Department of Biology smith-una at yale.edu
New Haven, CT 06511
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