Web Research: Selecting, Evaluating and Citing

Web Research: Selecting, Evaluating and Citing

by Marie L. Radford, Susan B. Barnes, Linda R. Barr, Susan B. Barnes
     
 

ISBN-10: 0205332498

ISBN-13: 9780205332496

Pub. Date: 10/28/2001

Publisher: Pearson Education

Web Research: Selecting, Evaluating, and Citing brings together a librarian, a cybrarian, and a visual communicator to examine the critical issues associated with using the World Wide Web as a scholarly research tool. The book includes the following topics: understanding when to use the Web as a research tool, locating credible information, critically

Overview

Web Research: Selecting, Evaluating, and Citing brings together a librarian, a cybrarian, and a visual communicator to examine the critical issues associated with using the World Wide Web as a scholarly research tool. The book includes the following topics: understanding when to use the Web as a research tool, locating credible information, critically evaluating websites (both visually and verbally), avoiding plagiarism and copyright problems, and citing web references. By developing guidelines, this book helps students more effectively use the Web as a research tool for the twenty-first century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205332496
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
10/28/2001
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
102
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.20(d)

Table of Contents

All chapters include "Introduction," "Chapter Summary" and "Bibliography for Further Reading."

1. Using the Web as a Research Tool.
What This Book IS and IS NOT.
The Rock Bottom Basics.
Some Basic Terminology.
10 Essentials for Using the WWW for Research (Chart).
Identifying Web Sites.
Types of Web Sites.
When to Use the Web for Research.
When to Use the Web for Assignments (Chart).
Nothing But the Best: Great Web Sites for Research.

2. Search Engines and Subject Directories.
Search Engines Defined.
Types of Search Engines (Chart).
Finding Those Diamonds in the Desert-Using Subject Directories and Meta-Sites.
Smart Searching-Subject Directories and Meta-Sites (Chart).
Virtual Library Sites (Chart).

3. Content Evaluation.
You Found a Great Website, Now What?
Web Evaluation Criteria.
Relevancy to Your Research: Primary Vs. Secondary Sources.
Where Else Can You Go for Help in Evaluating Web Sites?
Comparison of Web Evaluation Sites (Table).
Additional Criteria for Evaluating Sties (Chart).
Critical Evaluation Web Sites.

4. Visual Evaluation.
Advertising on the Web.
Visual Presentation.
Visual Evaluation of Web Sites.
Information Navigation.
Web Design Sites.
Links to Learning HTML.

5. Copyright Issues and the Web.
Stay Out of Trouble with Fair Use Guidelines.
Don't Abuse Fair Use.
Don't Made These Copyright Mistakes!
Guidelines for When Permission is Needed.
Copyright for the Web and Digital Millennium.
Copyright Exceptions!
Web Cheating.
Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography.

6. When and How to Cite Web Sources.
What Do You Do First?
Things to Remember AboutConstructing a Citation.
Citation Styles.
Citing Online Newspaper Articles.
Citing Online Magazine Articles.
Citing Online Journals.
Citing Discussion List Entries from E-mail and from List's Archives.
Citing E-Mail Messages.
Citing Government Resources.
Citation Form for Online Government Publications.
Resources for Electronic Citation Guidelines.
Web Resources.
Books.

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