Links and Icons

Why do some links on have a small icon and what do they mean?

We use icons to help you distinguish, at a glance, what a particular link might be for or where it might take you.

Name of Link A link with no icon takes you to content within this website.

quicktime movie Link A link to a QuickTIME demonstration movie file.

Name of Link external website link An external link to a website or web-page (i.e. a link which is not part of this website) is pretty much what it looks like, a link to a website or web-page which is not located on this website but the link is spelled out so it didn't need the external website link icon next to it.