Web Pages


Opening the Flood Gates

From the first step in my research, I've been using the Internet to access the various library search tools that have helped me locate a large body of information about Ebola. I've read some of my sources and have a good understanding of Ebola and the current epidemic. That means it's time for me to broaden my search to the World Wide Web, where I will have to judge the quality of the information for myself and where I will pull up millions of search results instead of only hundreds or thousands. All this information can be overwhelming, but since I've already done a good job locating scholarly/trustworthy sources through the Library's resources, this step will be much easier.

Research Step 5: Locating Web Pages

 What should I search for?
  1. Personal/professional/organization Web pages
  2. Linked resources
  3. Breaking news on ebola
  4. Information to fill in the gaps
  5. Information in opposition to what I've already found
  6. Multimedia to add color, interest, and understanding
How should I search?
  1. I need to look at my research log and sources and look for the authors, experts quoted, and organizations mentioned in them. 
  2. I can look up their personal/professional/organization Web pages. These Web pages will help me verify my previous sources and should link to other useful information sources. 
  3. I can look at their suggested linked resources and compare and contrast them to what I already have.
  4. I can quickly locate breaking news on Ebola.
  5. I can also look for information to fill in the gaps or that opposes what I've already found.
  6. I can look for media to help add color, interest, and understanding.
There are a lot of  different search engines I could use, but the majority of students I work with use Google or Bing, so here I will use them as well.

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