Teaching Internet Research Skills
a seminar presented by Genie Tyburski

COURSE SECTIONS

Introduction

Myths & Misconceptions

Research Starting Points

Evaluative Skills

Hypothetical Research Exercises

Fact-Finding Exercises

NAVIGATION

Home

Search This Web

Site Map

SPONSORS

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Drexel University,
College of Information Science & Technology

MYTHS & MISCONCEPTIONS
Information Wants To Be Free
The belief that the information sought will be available for free somewhere on the Internet.
Best Practices for Instructors
  • Be patient. Time will take care of this myth.
  • Explain that the Internet confounds adages like: "You get what you pay for" (Occasionally good information is free. Sometimes bad information is not.) and often you can judge a Web site by its cover (see Evaluative Skills).
  • Suggest direct and available resources whether they are books, CDs, commercial databases, or Web sites.
  • Point out quality concerns.
Teaching Ideas

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