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Some people think of the Web as like a library, full of information – but it’s a “library” where anyone can just walk in with something they’ve written (or made up!) and put it on the shelf, and where the newspapers, books, films and celebrity gossip magazines are all mixed up together. The Web has detailed academic research, opinion pieces, trivia, and outright scams and hoaxes – and you can’t always tell from a quick glance which is which.
Here are some tips, tutorials and useful places to start searching for good-quality information on the Web for your course.
Internet tutorials offer practical guidance and tips on searching and evaluating the Internet effectively :
Education gateways are a short cut to finding collections of useful, good quality Web sites relevant to your area. Instead of starting with Google, try these:
Evaluating the quality of what you find on the Web and knowing how to reference Web sites are both essential if you're going to use information from the Web in assignments: