Web sites

The World Wide Web allows access to information on the Internet through a browser or search engine. One of the main features of the Web is the ability to link quickly to other related information (hyperlink).

There are LOTS of types of user generated media on the open web: Facebook, blogs, vodcasts, wikis, and discussion boards, just to name a few. These sources may help you dream up ideas for your research projects, but they are NOT usually appropriate for college-level papers.

For a library handout on how to evaluate the quality and reliability of information, click here. The Empower tutorial "Using the Web" also has more information.

Use the Web...
  • to find current information.
  • to link to information provided by the library.
  • to find information from all levels of government - federal to local.
  • to find both expert and popular opinions.
Examples of Web addresses: