The Internet provides access to a large range of resources. However, students are advised at all times to consult original peer-reviewed material, published in reputable scientific journals. Where those scientific journals are accessible on the Internet, that is acceptable.
If you do choose to use web resources it is critical that you be able to evaluate quality, validity and usefulness of the resources you find.
There is no shortage of information on the web, but making sense of the huge range of information available, and separating useful information from the junk is critical. There is a range of criteria you can use to analyse and evaluate the quality, usefulness, and validity of the resources you find. These guidelines for evaluating information will help you with the evaluation process.
Advanced Search functionality available in search engines saves time and increases relevancy of results. Try using the Advanced Search options in Google to search by file type, domain or date. To see many other ways of refining your search in Google, view the short video below.
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