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

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Drexel University,
College of Information Science & Technology

RESEARCH STARTING POINTS
Browsing the Web

In a physical library, browsing the shelves of a familiar collection is a worthy research technique. If one seeks information about the military campaigns of Carthaginian general Hannibal, one might browse the library's section on military history. Then after locating a few works about Hannibal, browse the footnotes or bibliographies of such works to find additional information.

On the Web, browsing presents a potentially time-consuming ineffective way to look for information. To avoid such inefficiency, always initiate browsing from a known and trusted site. Then, instead of following recommended related links with the usual left-click of the mouse, open such links in a new browser window. To do this, hover the cursor over the link and right-click. Upon opening the new site, don't leave it. Close the new window after reviewing it.

Sample Sites

American Health Lawyers Association

SpeakOut.com Issues

Violence Policy Center

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