Teaching Internet Research Skills
a seminar presented by Genie Tyburski

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Myths & Misconceptions

Research Starting Points

Evaluative Skills

Hypothetical Research Exercises

Fact-Finding Exercises

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RESEARCH STARTING POINTS  
Using Traditional Research Tools and Methods on the Web

Earlier editions of this teaching Web focused on drawing analogies between traditional research tools, like library card catalogs and pathfinders, and certain Web sites that functioned similarly. It also illustrated how traditional research methods, like browsing and talking to people, might work on the Web.

With this edition, we scrap this approach in favor of one that sends the same message, but in a language we hope patrons better understand. We have taken our own advice and will now refer to what we formerly called catalogs, research guides, known works, etc. as research starting points.

Research starting points refer researchers to potential sources of information. This, of course, includes search engines, but we discuss them in the next part of this section.

General Research Starting Points

Topical Research Starting Points

Specific Research Starting Points

Traditional Research Methods

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