Finding it on the web:
Search engines, directories and news
The two main tools for searching for information on the web are search engines
and directories. A search engine will search the web for your keyword or phrase
while a directory consists of human selected links. As a general rule, use a
search engine to find a specific topics or keywords (e.g. russian wolfhound)
and directories for general topics (e.g. dogs). Some specialized search
engines can help find specific types of material, such as music, images or
news. Others will search for information within a very large
To learn more about search tools
Anyone can publish anything on the Internet. Once you've found a site, how
do you know the information is accurate? Some questions to ask include:
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- Who is the author or sponsor of the site? Are they objective?
- Does the site offer citations to other publications such as magazines
or newspapers that can be used to verify the information?