But even if you’re just an undergrad, it’s important to develop good academic research skills.
Writing academic essays as an undergrad is your chance to learn the most important research skill: identifying and gathering valid, proven information.
Books & Journals Instead of heading to the library to bury your face in the stacks, use these search engines to find out which libraries have the books you need, and maybe even find them available online.
Unlike similar information found in newspapers or television broadcasts, information available on the Internet is not regulated for quality or accuracy; therefore, it is particularly important for the individual Internet user to evaluate the resource or information.
The responsibility is on the user to evaluate resources effectively.
Remember to evaluate Note: To find relevant information about the author, check personal homepages on the Web, campus directory entries and information retrieved through search engines.
When he’s not teaching or writing, David studies Korean, plays with his son, and takes road trips to Minneapolis to get a taste of city life.
Back in 2010, we shared with you 100 awesome search engines and research resources in our post: 100 Time-Saving Search Engines for Serious Scholars.
He has been teaching K-12, University, and adult education classes since 2007 and has worked with students from every continent.
Currently, David lives in a small town in the American Upper Midwest.