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the network resource center
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A drop-down menu provides access to information about working and searching online inside and outside this enterprise and economic development network. Many items listed in as drop-down topics link to glossary terms defined in the context of their general meanings as well as network applications. Some topics link to information about network navigation.

topics:

 
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about usabout resourcesprivacydisclaimercontact
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The above header is linked to information about the library. We (who we are) provide a search tool for enterprise and economic development resources and more in the network.


 

drop-down menu:

Aka pull-down menu, a drop-down is at the top of this page. What you see first are the instructions pull down / select (select means point and click). After seeing that, select the blue button with down-arrow to the right. Doing so drops down the actual menu for selecting items. Select an item of interest by by pointing and clicking.

Menus are organized within a type of application software known as a GUI.


 

search efficiently for the definition of a word or phrase:

The recommendation is to place the word define at the beginning of your search term. For example, copy and paste the following italicized search phrase and use the tool below to search for the definition: define economic development

To search the Enterprise and Economic Development Glossary for a definition of economic development and see additional tips for using its search tool, CLICK HERE.

To Google the Web or use any other search engine, copy and paste the suggested search term set inside quotation marks as follows: "define economic development"


 

search results page:

Search results pages are documents that report items found by searching online — see the definition of search result. SERP is an acronym for Search Engine Results Page.

 

search button:

A button (graphical user interface) that you click to activate a search for an item (search term) placed in a search box. Think of the search term as the essential item of instructions for bringing up a report of search results when using, for example, the following search tool.


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FMH search tool

FMH stands for Find Me Here, the base website for the search tool shown below. FMH is one of three websites in a network providing resources in support enterprise development and economic development as productive processes — the network.

What you need to know as an FMH search tool user:
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Do not include asterisks or other non-alphanumeric characters; however, you can use punctuation marks and logograms. An example of the latter is the ampersands (&) which you can insert for the and in enterprise and economic development.
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Control search parameters with pull-down menus. The left pull-down generally works best as shown. Change the middle pull-down to case-sensitive when capitalization of letters of the alphabet is important, for example, when searching the Global Registry of Contacts.
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Items pp means you choose how many items to be displayed per search results page.


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. . . a button at the top of search results pages generated by the recommended tool for searching the network resource center as well as its Global Registry of Contacts. The button above is linked to an example of it displayed in the header of a search results page.
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Instructions for requesting FREE search assistance are provided below.

Assistance is offered to help you avoid getting stuck at a search dead end.

Our (who we are) offer is extended to cover your use of any search engine.

You are not asked to identify yourself when requesting assistance; however, we would appreciated you identifying your location or some other place of interest after the A: on the subject line. This is not a request for an address. Our share network focuses on providing enterprise and economic development resources which include locations and their data suppliers for site selection. You help build the network by suggesting a location.

Instructions:
Send us (who we are) a priority email:

1. Place the capital letter A followed by a colon (A:) at the beginning of your subject line.

The A: establishes priority. Follow the A: with a location ID suggestion or simply leave it at that, i.e., nothing after the A: Either way, you set the priority for your request. Move on to step three below in the event that you do not want to follow these instructions.

2. Briefly explain the reason for your contact in the body of your email. Please provide Web addresses (address strings) related to your memo.

3. Send to this address: sla@economicdevelopment.net

 

web address

A string of information that makes up a uniform resource locator — see the definition of address string. A web address string has access protocol (see definitions of URI and XML), domain name, and address path (navigation information that targets a unique location online). We (who we are) welcome reports of broken links and other search dead ends as well as critiques of information provided through this share network you are using. When bringing something to out attention, please report its address string.


 

resource center

The .network resource center is also known as the Enterprise & Economic Development Library. It's an open access library specifically dedicated to serving the .network mission. As such it's a key component of a share network dedicated to the combined processes of enterprise development and economic development.

Although open and free to everyone, the center doesn't qualify as a public library because The Network is a specialized resource provided by a private enterprise.

Economic Development Services, Inc., uses no government grants, loans, or tax funds.


 

view page source

Page source refers to the design or structure of a document displayed on your computer screen. Accessing the source can be as simple as right-clicking on a blank spot of a document and choosing view page source from the menu. For more information, try copying the following italicized phrase to the search engine below: view page source


 

pointing and clicking

A two step process of (1) placing a GUI available on a computer display screen in the form of an arrow or other symbol on a linked object also displayed, then (2) selecting the item. The selection method is referred to as point and click. A mouse pointer is typically used. A cursor tracks mouse navigation about the screen. The instructional phrase, click here, is often used to draw your attention to a linked item, prompting you to point and click on it, i.e., select it. When properly used, such a prompt, is either proceeded or followed by an explanation. For example: CLICK HERE for an introduction to the network you are using.


 

page down / page up

The initials pd (page down) and pu (page up) used to create HTML links that respectively tag (point to) the bottom and top of .network documents. For example, page down to the end of this document to see that Economic Development Services, Inc. is the owner of The Network—point and click on the EDS link for information about us (who we are). Also, a copyright statement and the date that this document was created or last updated is at the bottom of this page. View the page source for this document to find a tag (named anchor) for page pu as . . . <a href="#pu">PAGE UP</a>


 

buttons, check boxes, and radio buttons

All three are graphical user interface items. The buttons are generally linked icons, such as the following linked .network logo. Click on the button for an introduction to this share network you are using. For more examples of buttons used by the network, CLICK HERE

.network logo [introduction]

Inert examples of boxes you check are shown below. The radio button is obviously not box shaped; however, it is a GUI that you check to make something happen. The .network definition of Google the Web has working examples of radio buttons.

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TechWeb Solutions:

TechWeb Solutions is the identity of a ebusiness enterprise owned and operated by Bobby Glover who organized the technical side of The Network in 1996; i.e., he designed and published its first .network webpages. He was the architect of the intranet and Internet connections for Economic Development Services, Inc. Bobby built several of the firm's first networked computers. He was a member of the site selection team involved in the 1996 EDS relocation. Although Bobby as moved on from being an EDS employee, he maintains his ties to The Network as its technical advisor.


 

command phrase:

A word sequence input to a computer program which in turn interprets it as a unit for initiating the performance of a specific task. Either a keyboard or voice command might be used for input. Each command phrase contains a statement of the command that must be something that the program can interpret in order to perform the specific task, for example, to search and provide a report of search results if the phrase were to be search and find arrow spacer click on the linked phrase for more information about the words search and find together.

To help you search and find terms and expressions defined in the Enterprise& Economic Development Glossary the search tool below is set to search as a phrase. The suggestion is that you type the word define before what you want to search for, thus creating an advanced search command phrase. Several examples are provided for you to copy and paste. The difference will show if you leave of the define word.
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define phrase search
define economic development
define enterprise and economic development
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GLOSSARY SEARCH:
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pages in series:

Introduction to the Network is five pages in a series:

(1) .network; (2) mission; (3) resources; (4) search; (5) websites

You have browse buttons available for moving back and forth through pages in a series.

CLICK HERE for pages that have links for expanding informational content.

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Economic Development Services, Inc. / copyrights and all rights reserved / 02/06/2014