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So far, we've covered finding journal articles and books for your research. Now let's look at Websites from the World Wide Web.
Many non-profit, educational, and government offices publish useful information, including statistics, online. These sites can be helpful in the research process, but the job of evaluating the credibility of the information found rests solely with you, the reader.
Many other individuals publish websites that are erroneous, slanted, out-of-date, or all of the above! Once again, YOU must be the judge and use a very critical eye before you decide to include a Website in your research.
To find reputable websites, try using Subject Directories that have been compiled by professors, librarians, and non-profit organizations. These website developers have already screened the sites they include on their pages for authority, breadth, currency, etc. It is still up to you to further evaluate the appropriateness of the web site for your research, but you may be starting with a higher level of quality than had you just done a Google or Yahoo search.
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