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Internet Research

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Give and overview of the structure of the whole site. They are very useful navigation aids Site maps
By clicking on a "Home" button you will see the front page of the site "Home" buttons belongoing to the site
i.e. "back", "forward", "previous" or "next"-following these can give you a a feel for where you are navigation buttons
the address, email address or phone area code can give useful clues about the location of the site contact details
URL stands for "________________________" and is the address of the page you are accessing. You'll usually see one at the top of your browser when you have a web page open. uniform resource locator
.ac and .edu academic(.ac) Educational servers
.au australia
.co and .com commercial servers
.ca canada
.gov government servers
.de germany
.org non-governmental, non-profit making organizations
________________ of the URL to learn more about the site. deleting parts
It can be very useful to delete part of ______________ of the URL ro see where the new, shorter URL takes you. the right hand side
They also warn you to watch out ____ the information you use is coming from - all the sources you used were from the USA and you missed out all the european research in this area. where
Your not allowed to "cut and paste" text from web sites for assignments without proper citation this is called plagarism
mistakes that students make
rely on inter net searches for research and _________ ignore other key sources
they don't _____________ the quality of information they find critically evaluate
they copy information from the internet and don't ________________ acknowledge their sources
academics usually publish their research in formal publications such as journal papers and articles or reports. These follow formal procedures designed to quality-assure the work the academic publishing process
is what characteristics academic research peer review/refereeing
If a publication is peer reviewed it means it has been ____, ______ and _____ by independent, third party academics. Peer review has been the quality-control system of academic publishing for hundreds of years read, checking and authenticated
Peer reviewed articles are often collated into these, which are usually published by academic publishing houses, professional societies or university press Scholarly
Journals will be a key source of information you at university- you will be expected to reference articles from them in your work. scholarly
a university library may have shelves full of journals, but nowadays many are also available in electronic form over the internet electronic journals
these are not usually free-a subscription has to be paid. However a university library will have paid some subscriptions for its users. Library e-journal services
if you can't get access to eJournals from your library you may be able to via the publishers web services. eJournal publishers
Increasingly academics are offering free access to their refereed journal articles and sometimes other material by means of databases accessible via the web called institutional repositories. ePrints
most academics rely on specialist databases to access details past research. The databases draw together details of scholarly publications from a wide range of sources including academic etc. letting you research lit. in one go Bibliographic databases
guide you to the best online resources for research-and each resource has been selected and reviewed by a subject specialist. academic web directories
it will quickly guide you to the key electronic journals, bibliographic databases and archives that you should use for your research library web sites
bad! be from a source that is _____________ lacking in __________ or ___________ have content that is______________, __________ and _____________ unreliable, authority, credibility invalid inaccurate and out of date
search engines don't search __________ they don't so if you rely on them alone you may miss out on the key sources for your research everything
some websites are fake designs to be spoofs, parodies, or jokes. internet hoaxes
this web design is a clever trick to deceive you into thinking you have accessed the real site. mirroring of the web design
stories or rumors that have been circulated from person to person. In the past they were spread word of mouth now are spread by email and websites. some mistakes being made in the retailing others fake from the start urban legends
more serious as they involve criminals trying to steal your identity or con you out of your cash. scams and frauds
S-C-A-M scheming crafty aggressive malicious
is there a biographical statement that lists their job title, contact details qualifications and publications? On website of employer or personal? author details
Gather evidence for: details about the publisher, _____ or developer of the site sponsor
The _________ section, mission statement or ____ these might help establish their history affiliations and standpoint. about us, help
The ________ us there a physical address which verifies claims of authorship? Contact details
gather evidence for the __________ URL
you will need to establish its coverage, validity, ___________ and currency accuracy
If the material presented is ______ untrue illogical or out of date then it's unlikely to be a lot of use for serious research inaccurate
that are unsubstantiated use your own knowledge to question content and if it goes against what you know then look for evidence to back it up bias and controversial
to back up the arguments and assertions presented research evidence
especially in academic works-these should follow conventional citation practices and come from authoritative sources proper references
if you spot any of these it should be a cause for concern and editor or reviewer should have picked these up so maybe it hasn't been properly checked and cannot be relied upon in other ways mistakes and inaccuracy
_________ for when it is written, published, and last updated how useful is it for your purposes dates
Created by: elizabeth.bock16