UNM Valencia Valencia Campus Library

the Internet

The Internet is a global network, connecting many smaller individual networks. For example, the computer in the Library is connected to another computer on this campus. All the departments on this campus are then connected to a larger network at the Albuquerque campus. The UNM network is connected to regional, national and international networks.

The Internet is also a set of "protocols" that allow you to communicate with people, move files between computers, and find and share information. The protocols you are likely to use are:

for communicating with people across the Internet
(hypertext transfer protocol) for making Web pages accessible
for logging into other computers such as databases and host computers
(file transfer protocol) for transferring files from one computer to another across the Internet