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What is the Internet?

Promises and Pitfalls of Internet Research

Putting Internet Research into Perspective

Tips & Suggestions for Students

Teaching Ideas & Suggestions

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Many students have become used to using articles from academic journals that have been through several phases of peer review; the work of evaluating the information has basically been done, and all that is left is to determine if the information is useful for the topic. The challenge of Internet research, then, becomes knowing how to search the Internet in order to find the valuable information hiding there, and knowing how to determine if information is valid, credible, and reliable; students need to become their own reviewers and assess the information they find carefully.