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Internet Research & Library Research

  • Great things about Internet Research
  • Disadvantages of the Internet
  • How to judge a website as good or bad
  • Sources only found at Libraries
  • How to find the right sources

Internet Research & Library Research

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  • Intro 0:00
  • What the Internet Has Done Well 0:24
  • Some Perils of the Internet 1:47
  • Advantages of Internet Research 4:47
    • Free
    • Quickly Fact Checked & Corrects Common Misconceptions
    • Many 'Experts' Are Out There
    • Easy to Get Information 'Across the Pond'
    • All Old, Classic Literature is There for Free
  • Disadvantages of Internet Research 9:39
    • Starts as Many Rumors As It Stops
    • Teaser Information
    • Quality Checking
    • Popularity Does Not Mean Quality
    • The Facebook Factor
  • Research in Libraries 15:42
    • Why We Still Go To Libraries
    • Academic Articles in Academic Journals
    • Example of Academic Journal
    • Example of Academic Journal
    • Complete Popular Magazines
    • Example of Popular Magazine
    • Example of Popular Magazine
    • Complete Books on Any Subjects
    • Interlibrary Loan
    • Specialty Encyclopedias
  • Wrapping Up 26:05
    • Use Internet For
    • Beware of
    • Use Libraries For
  • Assignment 27:54