The internet is a valuable research tool. Pros of internet research include:
You can find information about anything from anywhere.
Internet research is convenient and quick compared to traditional research methods. Researchers can access
information from their computers or mobile devices, reducing the time and effort required for data collection.
You may hit paywalls, but you will also find free information on any topic.
The internet presents challenges to research. Cons of internet research include:
Library resources have gone through an established review process. Most internet content has not been subjected to
Among the credibility concerns of free information found on the internet, bias tops the list. We are seldom sure about
the author's own biases or reasons for making information available.
It can be difficult to track down the original content creators in order to cite sources for the purposes of scholarly work.
Should I use ChatGPT or other AI tools to generate the first draft of my paper?
You should closely follow your instructor's policies regarding the use of AI in your writing.
Should I use Google?
Perhaps. Once you narrow your topic appropriately and choose your keywords, try searching google scholar using the advanced search feature. https://scholar.google.com/#d=gs_asd&t=1694461879225
Should I use Open Access materials?
Yes. Once you are comfortable with identifying and evaluating open access materials, there are numerous search sites that allow you to limit your search results to open access materials. Try these sites:
Why would I use library resources instead of internet resources?
Consider using both library resources and internet resources. Library databases mostly contain materials that aren't available to you on the free internet. Library databases are the only resources designed to facilitate efficient scholarly research.