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Finding Web Pages
I use web sites?
- Web sites
are a great source of information about organizations and institutions
and government generated statistics and reports. They are also useful
for comparing popular perceptions to scientific research findings.
- The free
web contains a vast collection of resources - some worthwhile and others
do I find good web sites?
TIP: Make sure you have found a good source of information:
Evaluate your information.
Major Web Search
Expert Subject Directories
These specialized directories contain web sites selected
by people who know the subject. For some types of searches they can
help you target a specific category of information quickly and accurately
without having to wade through many irrelevant sites. Subject directories
can have broad coverage like dmoz
or the Librarian's Index to the Internet,
or can be quite specific.
following to help identify appropriate expert subject directories:
These guides are prepared by Vanderbilt subject
librarians and can help you identify websites, books and other
resources about your topic.
links to dictionaries, encyclopedias and other reference materials
on the web (includes links to Vanderbilt-only resources).
can I find out more about web search tools?
Engine Watch is an excellent resource for learning how search
engines work and getting tips for improving your search results.
Prepared for the
Jean and Alexander Heard Library,
We would like to express our sincere appreciation
to MIT Libraries
for granting permission
to modify and use their "Information Navigator" tutorial.