Pointer to Methods FAQ list

Paul N. Hengen pnh at SIRIUS.COM
Tue Jun 23 12:39:32 EST 1998

           MINI-FAQ for bionet.molbio.methds-reagnts

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     A hypertext version of the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
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     available at http://www-lecb.ncifcrf.gov/~pnh/FAQlist.html
     The ASCII text version is available by anonymous FTP from
     ftp.ncifcrf.gov as the file pub/methods/FAQlist and can be
     accessed through anonymous FTP from net.bio.net as

     New users of BIOSCI/bionet may want to read the BIOSCI FAQ
     list. This list provides details on how to participate in
     these forums and is available by anonymous FTP from
     net.bio.net in pub/BIOSCI/biosci.FAQ. It may also be
     requested by sending e-mail to biosci-help at net.bio.net The
     FAQ sheet is posted on the first of each month to the
     newsgroup BIONEWS/bionet.announce immediately following the
     posting of the BIOSCI information sheet.

     Both of these FAQ lists are available through
     http://www.bio.net or through my Homepage at

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     WWW service from BIONET.  The latest messages posted to the
     bionet as well as all past archived messages are located at
     net.bio.net and all you will need to do in order to read
     and/or post to any of the newsgroups is point your World
     Wide Web browser to the URL http://www.bio.net and then
     click on the "Access the BIOSCI/bionet Newsgroups"
     hyperlink.  A hypermail archiving system now gives you
     the advantages of USENET without requiring a local news
     server. The message headers are threaded by default, but
     messages can also be displayed chronologically or sorted by
     author or subject line.  This capability gives you, in
     effect, a threaded newsreader through the Web. In addition,
     the FAQ list for bionet.molbio.methds-reagnts is directly
     accessible through that URL.  Make your way down to and
     click on the "METHDS-REAGNTS" hyperlink. You will then see
     the link to the FAQ list. If you have any questions or
     encounter any problems with the new server, or you need
     further help with the archives please e-mail to
     biosci-help at net.bio.net
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Paul N. Hengen, Ph.D.
mailto:pnh at sirius.com

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