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Anatomy of a page

Evaluating for relevance
Authority of a Web page
Evaluating for accuracy

Page types: 

Informational pages
News sources
Advocacy web pages
Personal home pages

Web search strategies:

Getting started
Web directories
Search engines 1
Search engines 2
Citing online sources


Getting Started

If you have a research paper assignment and cannot think of a topic, there are a few Web sites that might inspire you:
  • The Best Information on the Net site offers a great page called "Hot Topics." 
  • The Library of Congress Learning Page is a good pointer for various topics. 
  • The 'Lectronic Law Library Newsroom provides links to recent legislation and e-text versions of documents related to current events. Take the tour of the library to find out how it works. 
  • StudyWeb is a commercial Web directory designed for student research. It is organized by subject, and within the subject, by topic. Read about StudyWeb. 

Version 1.1
1997 Craig Branham

Saint Louis University
Created: 27-March-97
Last Modified: 06-Oct-97

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