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Where to Start

More and more technical journals now publish URLs. More and more organisations have a home page. Fortunately, the format of the addresses is relatively consistent: more than often, the name looks like
For example
represents NRC's own home page.

Most high technology organisations have a home page.

A few examples include,,

But where does one start when one wants to explore what is out there$?$ The easiest way is to use someone else's work (we all do for driving; that's what maps are).

That ``someone else's work" is a list of lists (also known as portals), or a home page filled with interesting starting points. That's probably all you need to get started!

One of the more popular portal is

Governments are increasingly creating portals for their own services.
is an entry point for the federal government services.

Claude Cantin 2010-10-24