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Learn About URL Structure in Under 3 Minutes

Understanding the structure of a URL helps students understand how information is stored and accessed online—it is one of the basic skills at the foundation of information and digital literacy. Teaching the ins and outs of servers and subdomains can be challenging, which is why we’ve been hard at work creating simple and engaging video tutorials to help you teach these imperative skills to students.

This video provides an overview of:

  • The definition of a URL
  • How servers work
  • Protocols (and what they do)
  • Subdomains (and their purpose)
  • Domains (and how they’re purchased)

…in two and a half minutes.

As always, our content is free for you to share with students and colleagues. We’ll be releasing similar videos in the coming weeks, so stay tuned to the EasyBib blog for updates.

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Emily GoverEmily Gover is the information literacy librarian for EasyBib and ResearchReady. You can find her on Twitter, @Emily_EasyBib, or posting news you can use at the EasyBib Librarians Facebook page.