OK, that seems simple enough, right? Now the question is how do you get back to where you came from! That's pretty simple also, watch. Somewhere in the upper part of your screen there should be a button called the back button, mine looks like this:
Yours should look similar, depending upon the browser you use. If you click on this button (remember, that means to hold the mouse cursor over the button and press the left mouse button once) you will be brought back to the page you came from. This will work for as many links as you have followed. If the back button stops doing anything, then that means you are back where you first started and there is nowhere to go "back" to!
The last thing I want to mention is that hyperlinks don't have to be made of words, they can also be pictures or even parts of pictures. This is demonstrated below with the two smiley face pictures. The entire picture on the left is a hyperlink that will bring you to the top of this page; no matter where in the picture you click, it will work. The picture on the right is different, only the smiley's red nose is a hyperlink, the rest is just a picture.
Give it a try, notice how the little hand symbol only appears when you are over the right-side smiley's nose, but the whole left-side smiley turns the cursor into a hand. Remember, the back button will undo any jumps you make.
Simple, huh? An example of the kind of hyperlink you saw on the right hand picture is the table of contents page for the Connecticut River book. This is actually a large picture with hyperlinks hidden in it where the words are.
That's all I have to say, hopefully this brief introduction will be enough to help you navigate our website comfortably and with a minimum of frustration.