This Research Guide
The information in this guide does not provide all the answers to your research topics. Instead it is designed as a jumping off point for further investigation.
The websites provided include the names of people, places and learning techniques that you may like to investigate further.
Be critical users of the information you research. For example:
- Does the Youtube clip with cartoon graphics get its message across better than the journal article?
- Is it more interesting to read someone's personal story or read a paragraph of statistics?
- Is the information set out clearly under headings or in large slabs?
- Is the information up-to-date?
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Choose your websites carefully. Not all information ont the internet is accurate.
Check the domain name to see who is responsible for the information.
.gov = a government organisation
.edu = an educational institution
.org = a non-profit organisation
.com = a commercial organisation
Check the date of the information to see when the site was last updated.