The Web is a computer network which allows
you to access information on the Internet through a browser.
One of the main features of the Web is the ability to link quickly
to other related information. Web sites are identified by web addresses, also called URLs, that begin with "http."
| Since it is easy for anyone to publish anything on the Web, you will encounter all kinds of information: shopping, news, statistics, encyclopedia, social networking pages, blogs, wikis, company information, personal web pages, and a lot more. Some of these web sites may contain inaccurate, unreliable and sometimes misleading information. Exercise caution when using the Web for your research paper, and carefully analyze everything you find. Many instructors at Moorpark College limit the use of the Web for research papers and require their students to rely on print and online library resources which are considered authoritative and reliable.
More tips on finding information on the Web
and evaluating it
will be covered in Module 5.
- to find the latest news and information (CNN)
- to link
to information provided by your college and Library over the Internet
- to access other colleges and libraries web sites (UCLA, CSUN, California Lutheran University, California State University, Channel Islands)
- to find professional organizations and associations (ACLU, American Medication Association)
- to find
information about companies (Amgen, Starbucks)
- to find
general information, reports and statistics on health, education, population and others from all levels of government - federal, state and local
- to find
both expert and popular opinions (Gallup)
- to connect with your friends via social networking sites (MySpace, Facebook)
of Web addresses
(The Library of Congress)
(Google, a search engine)
- http://www.ucla.edu (UCLA)