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Module B (1) Background Information
Module B (2) Different Research Tools
FirstSearch (OCLC)
ISI Web of Science
Module B (4) Research on the Internet



Module B-4 Research on the Internet

The development of the internet drastically changed the way we communicate, and today, information can be shared instantly on a global scale. Unfortunately, there is no uniform quality control of all information created, nor documentation available to verify and validate the authority of the authors. Therefore, the quality of information posted on the internet varies.

In order to allow public access to information, many search engines have been created. Common engines include GOOGLE and Yahoo. As more and more information related to specific subject disciplines becomes available electronically, it is constantly hidden under layers of Hypertext and becomes "invisible." Fortunately, some educational and trade organizations (e.g. professional societies, the USDA, and academic institutions) have developed special search engines, so that hidden documents can be accessed more easily.

Research on the internet

+ Gray literature

+ Open access journals

+ Search engines

+ Online journals