The Internet - Facts & Advice
Facts & Advice
- Knowing how to conduct research on the Internet is much more than knowing how to "surf." It requires extended skill and luck.
- Unlike the editorial boards that examine and approve the information published in scholarly and technical journals, few quality or accuracy controls exist for the Internet.
- Be extremely cautious when using web sites found by a search engine (e.g., Yahoo, Ask.com, Bing, Google, etc.)
- Much of the information on the web is there to sell you something or sway your opinion.
- Internet web sites are "susceptible to both accidental and deliberate alteration."
- To research a topic thoroughly, use a variety of web and non-web sources.
- Consider everything on the Internet to be copyrighted unless otherwise noted.
- Read the next chapter, Evaluate Resources, before using information from the Internet in any of your assignments.