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Using the internet for research

The internet is particularly useful for very current information eg:

  • Government reports
  • Videos and podcasts
  • Statistics
  • Media releases

Less useful for eg:

  • Older publications (eg newspaper or journal articles – better to access these via a database)
  • Material that isn’t available free

Web Searching Tips

Evaluating websites

 

"Evaluating websites" (2013). Gulf Coast State College Library. (Licensed under Creative Commons CC BY-NC licence)

Evaluating Websites - what to look for

information overload

Information Overload, 2009, by Marina Noordegraaf. (Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial - Share Alike 2.0 Generic)

Be careful to evaluate the information you find on the Web. Some information will be accurate and reliable. Other information can be biased or incorrect.

Finding Images and Digital Media

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