Online Information and Research

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As the digital revolution progresses, society creates, commuciates, and consumes information and media at an exponential rate. Issues in the Digital Age explores this ever-growing online world, highlighting its many benefits as well as its equally numerous pitfalls. Books in this series examine what is possible today, how we arrived at this point, and what issues arise from these new capabilities. Quotes from experts and others enhance the narrative, which also challenges readers to think critically about the new...

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Overview

As the digital revolution progresses, society creates, commuciates, and consumes information and media at an exponential rate. Issues in the Digital Age explores this ever-growing online world, highlighting its many benefits as well as its equally numerous pitfalls. Books in this series examine what is possible today, how we arrived at this point, and what issues arise from these new capabilities. Quotes from experts and others enhance the narrative, which also challenges readers to think critically about the new world in which they live. Source notes, a bibliography for further research, and index provide additional tools for student researchers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781601521927
  • Publisher: ReferencePoint Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/1/2011
  • Series: Issues in the Digital Age Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 96
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: All the World's Information 4

Chapter 1 Evolution of the Information Superhighway 8

Chapter 2 How Reliable Is Information Found Online? 23

Chapter 3 The Business of Search and Information 37

Chapter 4 How Is Online Information Changing the Classroom? 50

Chapter 5 The Future of Online Information and Research 63

Source Notes 76

Facts About Online Information and Research 82

Related Organizations 85

For Further Research 88

Index 90

Picture Credits 95

About the Author 96

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