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Tutorial: Information Search Tools. Claim Your Accounts. Accessing Computer Accounts LAN: ID is student #, password is date of birth (yymmdd) If in doubt, ask Lab Supervisor If not enrolled in Asper School of Business, see Lab Assistant UNIX: CLAIMID on Umanitoba Web site

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Information Search Tools

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Claim Your Accounts

  • Accessing Computer Accounts

    • LAN: ID is student #, password is date of birth (yymmdd)

      • If in doubt, ask Lab Supervisor

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

    • UNIX: CLAIMID on Umanitoba Web site

      • http://www.umanitoba.ca/campus/acn/docs/claimid.html

      • If you have problems, ask Lab Supervisor or someone at Academic Computing & Networking (629 Engineering)

      • More details can be found at: http://www.umanitoba.ca/acn/accounts

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

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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 services for Gopher, FTP)

  • World Wide Web (WWW, Web) -- http://

    • HTML (hypertext links) & other newer languages

    • Web browsers

    • Information retrieval (search engines)

  • Chat -- interactive discussions

  • Videoconferencing -- desktop v/c with videocam

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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

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Information Retrieval

  • Surfing & Searching the World Wide Web

    • Intuitive addressing (e.g., http://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

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Local Searches & Miscellanei

  • Searching Bison and ABI Powerpages

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

    • ABI/Proquest: from Library

  • Other applications 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(Try from Asper Lab)

  • Tools, Mail & News, Read News

    • Click on News, then Subscribe

    • Pick type of group, Expand All, Pick Group, Subscribe

    • Double click on News

    • Double click on the group you added to download messages (you may want to download only 100 messages)

    • You can pick the message you want to read from the headers at the top

    • You can reply to the group by NewMSG

    • To save a message, just highlight & save it to a file

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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: operacc@cc.umanitoba.ca

  • For assistance, please contact:

    • ACN Support Desk, 474-8600,

    • Room 629 Engineering Bldg, Fort Garry campus,

    • e-mail: support@cc.umanitoba.ca

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Next Class

  • Tutorial on Web Page Creation

  • Bring Assignment #1 with you

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