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Ton Van Den Bogert
11-14-1993, 07:56 AM
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-- Ton van den Bogert, Biomch-L moderator

>From: smith-una@yale.edu (Una Smith)
>Newsgroups: sci.bio.ecology,sci.bio.technology,bionet.general, bionet.biology.tropical
>Subject: New version of "A Biologist's Guide..."
>Summary: Newsgroups, mailing lists, free data and software sources, and more.
>Date: 11 Nov 93 02:16:08 GMT
>Organization: Yale University

How to Get

A Biologist's Guide to Internet Resources

The Guide contains an overview and lists of free Internet resources such as:

scientific discussion groups: newsgroups and mailing lists
research newsletters, directories, and bibliographies
huge data and software archives
tools for finding and retrieving information
a bibliography of useful books and Internet documents

The current version of the free 50-page Guide can be obtained over the
Internet via Usenet, gopher, FTP and e-mail:

-- In Usenet, look in sci.bio or sci.answers.

-- Gopher to sunsite.unc.edu, and choose this sequence of menu items:

Sunsite Archives
Ecology and Evolution

Or, from any gopher offering other biology gophers by topic, look for
the menu item "Ecology and Evolution [at UNC and Yale]". The Guide
is stored there in two ways: as a file for easy retrieval of the
entire file, and as a menu for browsing and retrieving key sections.

-- FTP to rtfm.mit.edu. Give the username "anonymous" and your e-mail
address as the password. Use the "cd" command to go to the directory


and use "prompt" and "mget *" to copy the guide (in parts) to your
computer. You may want to use a text editor to remove the headers
and trailing signature from each part of the guide, then merge them
before printing.

For information about how to get other useful documents from this
archive, look for a file named "help". For an index of all other FAQs
on scientific topics, go to the pub/usenet/sci.answers/ directory and
get the file "index".

You can also use anonymous FTP to sunsite.unc.edu, where the Guide is
stored as a single file:


-- Send e-mail to mail-server@rtfm.mit.edu with the text

send usenet/news.answers/biology/guide/*

You will receive the Guide in several parts: save each part separately,
delete the e-mail headers and trailers of each, and merge them. For
help using the mail server, send the text "help". For an index of all
other FAQs on (more or less) scientific topics, send the text

send pub/usenet/sci.answers/index

Una Smith

Yale University, Department of Biology, Osborn Memorial Laboratories,
PO Box 6666, New Haven, Connecticut 06511-8155 smith-una@yale.edu