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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

But I Already Know How to Surf the Web

If you're reading this you must be on the Internet. You might not understand exactly how the Internet works, but you probably know how to surf and check out things that interest you--music, sports, books, movies. You may know what Internet browser you use, how to email your friends, or how to join a chat group. So Why Bother With This Tutorial?

This tutorial will help you to
  • understand basic Internet terminology
  • search the Web without wasting time
  • conduct thorough, systematic Internet research
  • judge a Web site's usefulness and reliability
  • properly cite electronic sources

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