You can find information about almost everything online. The challenge is to find that information and then determine if the information is good. If you are buying a shirt you want to know the price it is selling for now rather than the one it was selling for six months ago. If you need a gluten-free recipe and find one from a new source you may want to double-check that it is in fact gluten-free.
Does that really make sense?
This guide is intended to help with evaluating the reliability of the information you find online. The suggestions are valuable when you are researching projects, looking for DIY ideas, reading web design tutorials, looking up medical information, researching for a book you are writing, and other online research. This guide can also be helpful for high school and university students who are doing research for their classes. This guide is focused on evaluating information for “important” topics including research for work, research for school, and researching medical information. For more casual searches some of these steps will be skipped, but they are still good reminders.
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Click on the preview to download the whole research guide [PDF]. The font on the actual PDF is significantly larger than what is shown in the preview of the first page of the research guide. The full guide is 4 pages in PDF format. It is text only so it can be easily printed.
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