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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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Information can be found quickly and conveniently, from a variety of sources

Time and geographic constraints have virtually disappeared; a student can browse the stacks of the Australian National University's library while sitting in her dorm room at 2 a.m. Students have access to previously unavailable information, including up-to-date information on current events; a student writing an essay about the latest space shuttle launch can access the NASA Web site instead of having to rely solely on news accounts. The Internet offers options and a wider range of information to students at schools where the library's holdings are limited. In addition, information found on the Internet can provide students with a variety of points of view, and can extend learning beyond the confines of the classroom walls