combining blend files

I did export vrml1 and import it into another scene, worked
well, but i will do combining scenes with texture maps and
shaders if its possible.
How, if it can be done?

file menu append (i think)
lets you select the blender file that you want to open
then lets you select anythin from objects, material yo sequences, you must justy choose

hope this helps

Thanks alabandit
I tested it out and its much better method than importing and exporting vrml1, which i did earlier.