Sampler of WWW sites
The World Wide Web (WWW) has many useful and interesting
sites, available by simply pointing and clicking. Here
is a short sampler of them.
Most documents here should come to your screen in a
few seconds, but congestion on the Internet can sometimes
cause about a 30 second delay between clicking, and complete
appearance on your screen. Sometimes an `ERROR' message
comes up; about 2/3 of the time, if you click on the
`Reload' button on your browser, the document will subsequently
Of course sometimes the computer you are trying to access
is down, or some other problem has occurred.
A page that contains links to about 800
world universities, including over 600 in the United States,
arranged by country,
An official listing of
UC sites is here.
The UCSB home page is here.
In experimental particle physics, our collaborations disseminate and
coordinate information through the WWW: two examples are
Research information is available on the WWW: the U.S. Census
is here; the U.S. Budget
California results from the recent elections, with county-by-county
color maps of results, are
The works of Shakespeare are
the bible is here.
It has become standard for theoretical particle physicists to
post their preprints, completely electronically,
here. The Physical Review
is testing an online interface
Some material describing a proposed, but now withdrawn, oil extraction
project named Clearview, that would have been located on the UCSB Campus,
A very good, hyperlinked Webster's dictionary is
The OED is here.
but one has to subscribe.
The Encyclopedia Brittanica is
here; UCSB is
not a subscriber, so we cannot search the Britannica.
The WWW really excels with images. Some of the
best are astronomical, accessible from
Images from the Hubble Telescope in space are
Very up-to-date images from weather satellites
Photographs of insects are
Art and photographs are on the WWW. The Louvre is
The Library of Congress is
current hyper-exhibition consists of Civil War
The National Air and Space Museum is
Armchair travel is possible from
like to visit
Up to the minute news from CNN is available
here. A big list of
Newspapers is available
Two local internet providers are
A Good Index
You might wonder how to find something specific that you are
My favorite index is Yahoo,
which contains links to over 20,000 sites. The organization is very
good; new links are added promptly; and the site is searchable. Only
their name is peculiar.