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(Many Paths)

An Online Newsletter Celebrating Native America


October 5, 2002 - Issue 71


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by Vicki Lockard from various sources


Cool Links Penguin

Knowing how to use a search engine and follow hyperlinks is not the same as knowing how to use the Internet for research. Serious research requires authoritative sources, and since anyone can publish a Web page, it is important to be able to evaluate what you find online. Today's selections take a look at the whole research process: finding useful sites, evaluating them, and creating bibliographic citations.

Classzone: Web Research Guide
Are you Web-savvy? You may already use the Internet to e-mail friends and find the latest information on movies, news, sports, or music. Take the Internet Basics Quiz to determine what you know about the Internet and its uses. Then explore the other sections of Web Research Guide to build on your prior knowledge and learn the skills you'll need to do effective research on the Web.


Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators: Critical Evaluation Surveys
With the advent of the World Wide Web and the huge amount of information that is contained there, students need to be able to critically evaluate a Web page for authenticity, applicability, authorship, bias, and usability. The ability to critically evaluate information is an important skill in this information age.


Noodle Quest
One of the hardest parts about doing academic research on the Internet is figuring out where to start! A search engine is usually the first thing to try, but what search engines are the most useful for your topic? Fill in the short form below, and we'll point you in the right direction.

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The Nuts and Bolts of College Writing: Evidence
College essays stand or fall based largely on their use of evidence. In this section we'll consider how to do research, how to avoid common problems with using source material, and how to follow major citation styles for the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences.


OWL: Research & The Internet
The free PowerPoint viewer is required to view this Purdue University Writing Lab workshop. Windows users can get one from ; Mac users can download theirs from .

Once the slide show is opened, use a single mouse click anywhere on a slide to proceed to the next slide. A right-mouse click will open a navigational menu with additional selections such as full-screen or reverse. For your efforts, you'll be rewarded with a nice introduction to online research and criteria for Web site evaluation.

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Students And Teachers Against Racism announces their new website that offers insight into the Native American perspective to teachers and educators.


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