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Research Online: A Practical Guide 
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Intro | Web Basics | Searching | Links | Citing Sources | Conclusion

But I Already Know How to Surf the Web
Learn to Search Smarter
panacea: a remedy for all ills or difficulties
What the Library Offers
What the Internet Offers

Learn to Search Smarter

Even if you're Web-savvy, the Internet can be frustrating and overwhelming when you're conducting research. Do you ever type in a research topic, like endangered species, and end up with hundreds of useless sites? Do you feel like you're on a wild chase, wasting time and energy, going off on dead-end tangents, while a deadline stares you in the face? Are you unsure about how and when to credit sources you find on the Web?

Help is here. Everyone can benefit from learning strategies for conducting research on the World Wide Web. In addition, if you're going to incorporate source material found on the Internet into your paper, you must know how to evaluate the reliability of those sources know how to cite them.

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