Searching the Web
A Student's Guide to WWW Research: Web Searching, Web Page Evaluation, and Research Strategies
Tool Kit for the Expert Web Searcher
A tutorial guide to conducting research on the World Wide Web for first year composition and rhetoric students. The author has synthesized work on research methods and page evaluation to provide students with a framework for managing their own Web research.
Subject Guides. Search Engines. Metasearch Engines and Search Engine Collections. Global Searching. Multimedia Searching. The Invisible Web. Search Engine News. Developed and maintained by Pat Ensor.
Internet Searching Strategies
Formulating a strategy. Maximizing your search results. Evaluating Internet resources. Citing Internet resources. By the staff of Fondren Library at Rice University.
Finding Information on the Internet: a Tutorial
Follow the Information Trail
By the staff of the UC Berkeley Library.
Choose and Refine Your Topic. Research Begins Here. Primary and Secondary Sources. Scholarly VS Popular. Database Search Tips. Web Searching. Evaluation of Web Materials.
Search Engines and Evaluating Resources
Search Engine Watch
Five Criteria for Evaluating Web pages
Web searching tips. Search engine listings. Reviews, ratings and tests. Search engine resources.
From "Teaching undergrads WEB evaluation: A guide for library instruction." by Jim Kapoun. C&RL News (July/August 1998): 522-523. Evaluate Web Resources
A tutorial and exercises to help you to evaluate the quality of information you find on the Web.Critically Analyzing Information Sources
By Joan Ormondroyd, Michael Engle, and Tony Cosgrave, Cornell University Library.
An interactive tutorial on evaluating the quality of Internet resources.
Thinking Critically about Discipline-Based World Wide Web Resources
By Esther Grassian, UCLA College Library.
Lessons Learned: Exemplary Practices in Teaching Web Evaluation (New Mexico State University)
Evaluation of information sources
Pointers to criteria for evaluating information resources, particularly those on the Internet.
Critical Evaluation Surveys
By kathy Schrock. Includes evaluation forms for student use.
Evaluating Web Sites for Educational Uses: Bibliography and Checklist
Librarians and other information specialists share their expertise in evaluating Web information resources in the articles listed here. Included in this resource guide is a checklist of questions to ask when evaluating a Web site as a potential educational resource.
The Research Paper
The Nuts and Bolts of College Writing
The Nuts and Bolts of College Writing is for anyone who wants to write better. It's intended mainly for college students who have to write essays, reports, and other assignments, but it has also helped lots of other people around the world learn how to write more clearly, gracefully, and effectively.
Paradigm Online Writing Assistant
Discovering what to write. Organizing your writing. Revising your writing. Editing your writing. Writing informal essays. Writing thesis/suport essays. Writing argumentative essays. Documenting your sources.
Principles of Composition
Overcoming Writer's Block. Freewriting. Clustering. Outlining. Writing with a Sense of Purpose. Tone: A Matter of Attitude. Maintaining Objectivity. Using Concrete, Specific Language. Using Unbiased Language. Building a Better Vocabulary. Avoiding Plagiarism. Being Logical. Formatting Your Paper. The Editing Process. The Computer as Writing Assistant. The Deadly Sins. Checklist. Proofreading. Symbols and Abbreviations.
The Research Paper and the World Wide Web
Online study guide for the book The Research Paper and the World Wide Web by Dawn Rodrigues.
Library Research Guide for the English Core Writing Program
The steps outlined here will help you identify and develop your research topic, find general information, use the library catalog and explore your subject. You will also learn how to use indexes to find articles, find and evaluate Internet sources and how to cite the information you find using a standard format, or style. Follow these steps and adapt the strategies to your research assignment. Designed for students in University of Nevada-Reno Core Writing Program.
Guide for Writing Research Papers
Step-by-Step Guide to Finding Information For a Research Assignments
Gathering Materials. Taking Notes. Using Outlines. Statement on Plagiarism. Working with Quotations. Formatting the Paper. Based on Modern Language Association (MLA) documentation; prepared by the Humanities Department and the Arthur C. Banks, Jr., Library, Capital Community College, Hartford, Connecticut.
Designed and maintained by Barry Cull, Information Services Librarian, University of New Brunswick Libraries
Follow the Information Trail
Choose and refine your topic. Research begins here. Primary and secondary sources. Scholarly vs. popular. Database search tips. Web searching. Evaluation of web materials. By staff at Colby College Library, Waterville, Maine.
Karla's Guide to Citation Guides
Guidelines for the Preparation of a Bibliography
Columbia Guide to Online Style
Como citar recursos electrónicos
How to Prepare an Annotated Bibliography
Documentation Guide -- Turabian (PDF)
Electronic Reference Formats Recommended by the APA
Using the Web for Teaching
@ONE Knowledge Center Training Materials
Instructional Uses of the Web
@ONE offers free, downloadable training materials and online tutorials that can assist you with teaching technology applications or to brush up on your own skills. Topics include: Designing Technology-Enhanced Instruction, Using Multimedia in the Classroom, Creating an Instructional Website, Using the Internet for Collaborative Learning, Using Simulations to Enhance Teaching and Learning and Internet Research Strategies.
By Christine Jewell, University of Waterloo Library Workshop on Instruction in Library Use Wilfrid Laurier University, May 14 - 16, 1996.Using the Internet for Academic Research
Finding Scholarly Communication. The Invisible Web. Designing Effective Assignments. How to check for plagiarized material.
Tips for Effective Library Assignments
By Steve Herro, St. Norbert College Library. Originally published in The Beacon: A Guide to Faculty Development at St. Norbert College.
CREATING SUCCESSFUL LIBRARY ASSIGNMENTS (PDF)
From Texas A&M University Libraries.
Creating Effective Research Assignments
Purpose of Course-Related Research Assignments. Preparing Your Students. Characteristics of Effective Assignments. Pitfalls to Avoid. Your Students' Use of Library and Web Resources. Role of the Librarian. Plagiarism and Citing. (University of Maryland)
Teaching Undergrads Web Evaluation
A guide for library instruction, by Jim Kapoun.
Creating Successful Library Assignments: A Guide for Faculty (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Research Tips (Delta College)
Effective Library Assignments (Bowling Green State University)
Library Assignments: Some Tips and Reminders (Canisius College)
Term Paper Alternatives (University of California, Berkeley)