Select Your Research TopicDictionariesEncyclopediasThesauri (Thesauruses)
Encore Description & Step-By-StepFind & Use eBooksKeywordsFind Books on the Shelves
Important Definitions & LocationsPeriodical CitationsBasic Steps to Search an Online DatabaseEBSCO DatabaseProQuest DatabaseNewspapers
Full-Text Periodicals E & PrintInterlibrary LoanStudents at Carbon, Donley, & Morgan CentersLocal LibrariesSummary
Additional ResourcesExamples of Almanacs & Statistical ResourcesStatistical Abstract of the United StatesExamples of Government SourcesExamples of Professional OrganizationsFind Audiovisual ResourcesConsult with a Librarian
Important TermsThe Internet: DefinitionFacts & AdviceAccess a Web SiteSearch EnginesThe "Invisible Web"Using Wikipedia
Evaluating a Web SiteVERY IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONSDomain NamesWhat Is Its Purpose?Personal Web PagesWho Is Its Author/Producer/Sponsor?Where Did This Web Site Originate?Helpful Web Site
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The College English I Workbook is an ENG 105 assignment worth 15% of your grade. This guide contains information from the workbook's eight chapters, minus the self-check questions.
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Personal Web Pages


Sometimes a URL will have a tilde (~) or a provider name (,,,,,, etc.) in it to indicate that it is an individual's page. Also look on the web page for other information that indicates that it is a personal page, such as biased opinions, an About Me link, or graphics that are "cute" or "flashy" or otherwise unprofessional.


Personal pages require you to use extra scrutiny. No one regulates their presence on the web. Be aware that there can be a very significant difference between a real expert and a self-proclaimed expert. Their writing can result from anger, opinion, distortion, exaggeration, or misconception. There can be a very significant difference between a real expert and a self-proclaimed expert. Examples:

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