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Know How to Search for Records

The Web is a wild and wooly place. Once you've decided that what you want might be available online, you need to know how to find it and how to know whether it's any good.

 

Evaluating Information on the World Wide Web: How to separate the real from the bogus.

 

Nine Steps for Taming the Internet: A strategy for using the Internet as a journalist. The most important: Don't start with a search engine.l

 

Using the Internet on Deadline/The Beat: Strategies from Alan Schlein, author of "Find it Online," and Prof. Reisner.

 

Using Mailing Lists and News Groups: How journalists can mine two of the Internet's less known places.

 

Web Searching Tutorial: How to focus your searches using Boolean logic and other techniques. Based on the Altavista search engine, but widely applicable. From PowerReporting.com

 

Google Guide: An online guide to using Google more effectively.

 

Internet Research Articles: A research guide for lawyers courtesy of Ballard Spahr Andrews and Ingersoll, a Philadelphia law firm. More guides from the firm's Virtual Chase.
 

 

 

 

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