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This module provides a basic overview of the Connexions website in order to familiarize learners with the major site features and navigation system.
See Also: Introduction to Connexions ( (External Link) )

No login required

You do not need to be logged in to access any of the published content on the site. You can download, view, print, share, or repurpose any content in Connexions for free, without even providing an email address. In fact, the only thing you HAVE to have an account for is to CREATE content, so we can keep track of whose is whose and make sure to give you credit for your work.

The home page

The Connexions home page ( (External Link) )

The following elements appear on the Connexions home page:

The Featured Content portlet highlights exemplary content that shows what you can do with Connexions. New authors may want to use these materials for inspiration.

The Featured Content portlet

Spotlight and news

The Spotlight portlet provides a rotating set of vignettes highlighting user feedback, author profiles, and important Conneixons announcements. Hear what’s going on with the project and what others have to say about it.

The Spotlight portlet showing an announcement

My account

From the My Account portlet you can log in, request an account, or recover a lost password.

The My Account portlet

Find content

The Find Content portlet provides a convenient, abbreviated version of the content search (a full search also available under the “Content” tab or the search bar in the upper right).

The Find Content portlet

The following tabs are used for navigation and appear on every page within Connexions:


The Home tab will return you to the Connexions home page, located at (External Link) .

The Home tab


The Content tab directs you to a comprehensive Search and Browse engine for the Connexions content repository. From here you to search or browse by author, title, subject, language, etc.

The Content tab


The Lenses tab presents a page listing all public lenses, allowing you to find content that has been endorsed by, affiliated with, or recommended by other Connexions users (the Lenses feature will be described in more detail later in the workshop).

The Lenses tab

About us

The About Us tab directs you to information about the Connexions project, including our philosophy and mission, project history, sponsors, and so on.

The About Us tab


The Help tab links to a number of helpful resources, including site feature documentation, author guides, and technical support contact information.

The Help tab


The MyCNX tab links to the authoring interface. This is the only area of the site you need to log in to your account.

The MyCNX tab

Questions & Answers

I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
How we are making nano material?
what is a peer
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
What is STMs full form?
scanning tunneling microscope
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
How can I make nanorobot?
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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