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Tips for conducting Internet Research

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Top tips for conducting internet research

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Tips for conducting Internet Research

  1. 1. Internet Research Top Tips
  2. 2. Getting Started <ul><li>Use more than one search engine http://www.internettutorials.net/engines.html </li></ul><ul><li>Select the wheat from the chaff by thinking about what you want. What are you looking for? Facts, opinions (anyone's opinion or an expert's), statistics, narratives of personal experience, eyewitness descriptions, new ideas, proven solutions, reference material? </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.virtualsalt.com/evalu8it.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Scan read your web page </li></ul><ul><li>Use Apple+F to find the keyword in your results page </li></ul>
  3. 3. BEWARE… <ul><li>The Internet is a self-publishing medium. </li></ul><ul><li>Not everything is accurate </li></ul><ul><li>The Internet is a public noticeboard </li></ul><ul><li>Everything, everything must be analyzed for its appropriateness </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t rely on it solely for secondary research </li></ul><ul><li>Remember to write down the URLs </li></ul>
  4. 4. Websites to start you off… <ul><li>Advice on how to use the internet as a research tool: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.vts.intute.ac.uk/detective/index.html </li></ul><ul><li>Search Engines: </li></ul><ul><li>www.yahoo.co.uk </li></ul><ul><li>www.ask.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.alltheweb.com </li></ul><ul><li>Academic Journals: </li></ul><ul><li>www.academicinfo.net </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.intute.ac.uk/ </li></ul><ul><li>Other useful links: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.bl.uk/index.shtml - British Library </li></ul>

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