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9.200 - Information Systems for Management. Tutorial: Information Search Tools. Claim Your Accounts. Accessing Computer Accounts LAN: ID is student #, password is BD ( yymmdd ) If in doubt, ask Lab Supervisor If not in Asper School of Business, see Lab Assistant

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9.200 - Information Systemsfor Management


Information Search Tools

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Claim Your Accounts

  • Accessing Computer Accounts

    • LAN: ID is student #, password is BD (yymmdd)

      • If in doubt, ask Lab Supervisor

      • If not in Asper School of Business, see Lab Assistant

    • UNIX: See “CLAIMID” on Web

      • If you have problems, ask Lab Supervisor or someone at Academic Computing & Networking

  • To use claimid, students must login to Unix using:

    • login: claimid

    • password: claimid

  • More details can be found at:

    • http://www.umanitoba.ca/acn/accounts

    • or by entering the Unix command: special

  • You may use a non-University account for your e-mail and Web page if you wish

Information Systems for Management

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Internet Functions

  • Email -- mailto: (ListServs, too; push technology)

  • News Groups -- from browser

  • File Transfer Protocol -- FTP://

  • Telnet -- TELNET:// (logon from remote site)

  • Gopher -- GOPHER:// (menu-based info. retrieval)

    • Veronica, Archie, & WAIS (search mechanisms for Gopher, FTP)

  • World Wide Web (WWW) -- HTTP://

    • HTML (hypertext links)

    • Web browsers

    • Information retrieval (search engines)

  • Chat -- interactive discussions

  • Videoconferencing -- desktop v/c with camera/videocam

Information Systems for Management

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Sending E-mail Using Internet Explorer

  • On the Menu Options, Select Tools, then either Read Mail or New Message. Internet Explorer should bring up whatever mail program has been chosen in its “Options” (under Tools)

  • Learn how to use a mail program other than Pine (you may choose to learn Pegasus, Eudora, MS Outlook, or MS Outlook Express)

  • Play with the mail program until you can send, receive, reply, forward, attach, etc. with ease

  • Email to marker: subject line:

    • Name, Student ID#, Section#, Time

  • Fill in Mail Server & Groups preferences, too

Information Systems for Management

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Information Retrieval

  • Surfing & Searching the World Wide Web

    • Intuitive addressing (e.g., “www.IBM.com”)

    • Search engines (multi-search example aj.com)

    • Bookmarks

  • Other searches

    • AltaVista news groups

      What search engines have you found useful?

    • Try google.com

Information Systems for Management

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Local Searches & Misc.

  • Searching Bison and ABI Powerpages

    • Bison: http://bison.umanitoba.ca

    • ABI/Proquest: from Library

  • Other topics you might wish to explore:

    • FTP data transfer; interactive chat; videoconferencing; electronic banking; …

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Off-Campus Logon

For info on how to log in from home:


For U/M site-licensed software:


ACN at 474-8600 for computer support.

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Internet Explorer News Groups

  • Will bring up your chosen News Reader program

  • Or you can choose View/GoTo/News in MS Outlook 2000

  • Example: MS Outlook 2000 News Reader

    • You may need to set up a “New Account”

    • news.ms.umanitoba.ca is the UM News (NNTP) server

    • Subscribe to Newsgroups

    • Use Search for keyword search for news groups

    • Use GoTo to go into a news group’s messages

    • Then Print, Reply, Reply Group, Forward, or New Message

    • You can follow “threads” of conversations as well

Information Systems for Management

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Your account

  • If you have questions concerning your account, please contact:

    • Shirley Hares, Accounts Administrator, 474-9788,

    • Room 629 Engineering Bldg, Fort Garry campus,

    • e-mail: [email protected]

  • For assistance, please contact:

    • ACN Support Desk, 474-8600,

    • Room 629 Engineering Bldg, Fort Garry campus,

    • e-mail: [email protected]

  • Next Class: Web Page Tutorial

Information Systems for Management