New version of "A Biologist's Guide..."

Una Smith smith-una at
Wed Nov 10 21:16:08 EST 1993

				How to Get

		A Biologist's Guide to Internet Resources

The Guide contains an overview and lists of free Internet resources such as: 

	scientific discussion groups:  newsgroups 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 50-page Guide can be obtained over the
Internet via Usenet, gopher, FTP and e-mail:

   -- In Usenet, look in or sci.answers.

   -- Gopher to, and choose this sequence of menu items:

	Sunsite Archives
		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 of the
      entire file, and as a menu for browsing and retrieving key sections.

   -- FTP to  Give the username "anonymous" and your e-mail
      address as the password.  Use the "cd" command to go to the directory


      and use "prompt" and "mget *" to copy the guide (in parts) to your
      computer.  You may want to use a text editor to remove the headers
      and trailing signature from each part of the guide, then merge them
      before printing.

      For information about how to get other useful documents from this
      archive, look for a file named "help".  For an index of all other FAQs
      on scientific topics, go to the pub/usenet/sci.answers/ directory and
      get the file "index".

      You can also use anonymous FTP to, where the Guide is
      stored as a single file:


   -- Send e-mail to mail-server at with the text

		send usenet/news.answers/biology/guide/* 

      You will receive the Guide in several parts:  save each part separately,
      delete the e-mail headers and trailers of each, and merge them.  For
      help using the mail server, send the text "help".  For an index of all
      other FAQs on (more or less) scientific topics, send the text 

		send pub/usenet/sci.answers/index

	Una Smith

Yale University, Department of Biology, Osborn Memorial Laboratories,
PO Box 6666, New Haven, Connecticut  06511-8155     smith-una at

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