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

Searching Smarter
Web Research Tips
Research Tools

Now that you can throw Internet jargon around like a pro, you're ready to tackle Web research techniques. You might think Web surfing and research are synonymous-you surf around until you find the information you're looking for, right?

Not so fast. Surfing the Web and conducting research on the Web are very different. Surfing in a random manner can waste time and produce unreliable or mediocre results. Conducting research on the Web requires learning new skills. A little effort now will save you lots of time later.

This section explores strategies for searching and conducting research on the Web in a focused, time-effective, and results-oriented manner.

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