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Internet 101: 
Part 2 of 5:

Opening a Browser to Start Surfing the Web
Surfing the Net - Going to Websites


1. Open Internet Explorer Browser, if you haven’t done so already, do this by:

Double Click the Internet Explorer icon on your desktop 



3. Your BROWSER WINDOW will display something similar to this:



1. If there is a specific website that you'd like to go to, type the website address into the ADDRESS bar then Press GO or Return on your keyboard.  For example, if you wanted to go to avon.com's website, your address bar should look like this:

2. You will be brought to avon.com's website:

3. Want to go to a different website?  Let's say you wanted to visit Commonwealth of MA Official website, type in the url in the address bar: www.state.ma.us - GO or Return on keyboard

4. You will be brought to Commonwealth of MA Official Website:

5. click on the HOME button

6. You will be brought to your home page, which maybe InterCape's Portal Page:

7. If you are looking for information about something and you don't know what website to visit, use a search engine.  We provide you with many popular search engines - try them out -  http://intercape.net/#searchengines - and see which search engine you like to use best.  If you have any questions about how to use a specific search engine, please refer to the extensive documentation found on each of their websites.

8. For example, if you wanted to find web sites about 'barbie' using the search engine Google, do the following:

Go to the InterCape Portal Page.  In the Search box, type in the keyword that you are looking for.  In this example, I would type in barbie, as shown here:

9. The Google Search Engine will show you all of the websites that have something to do with the keyword 'barbie' and all you have to do is click on a link and you will be brought to that website


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