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Researching a Topic in Four Easy Steps:

Step 3c: Consider using alternate types of material - Internet Resources

Resources on the Internet include Web sites, electronic texts, information about people and institutions, and discussion groups.

Many search engines for the Internet are available to help you search the Worldwide Web. Read more about search engines.

The librarians at Yale have selected Internet sites of merit and included them in Research Guides by Subject. You can count on these sites being scholarly and reliable.

Ask yourself questions like these before using information gleaned from Internet sites:

  • Who is the author of the Web site? Are the author's credentials listed?
  • What institution or organization is behind the Web site?
  • When was the Web site created or last updated?
  • Who is the intended audience for the Web site?
  • Is the information provided objective or biased?
  • How does information provided by the Web site compare to other works, including print works?

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