How to Find Anything Online: Become an Internet Research Expert

December 29, 2009

I have got a very interesting website with a lot of links including internet research and other categories. I strongly recommend to browse it. Below there is an excerpt (snippet or clipping) – a short introduction to a long content

Einstein once said, “The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.”

The same could be said of intelligence. What they don’t tell you is that the “smart” people of the world are, in most cases, just better at researching and learning things than everyone else.

But researching is a learned skill, not something you’re born with.

And while some people might be predisposed to learn things more easily than others, it’s generally not enough to make a measurable difference.

By learning how to research, you can quickly and fairly easily become knowledgeable about just about anything. And with the Internet, almost anything you could ever want to know is at your fingertips. You just have to learn how to access it.

It’s all there, online, for free. Here are the techniques I’ve used to find pretty much anything online.”

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10 Rules for Effective Web Research

December 28, 2009

I have read a short interesting website about effective Web research.  You will find

10 rules for effective Web research
• Organizing and sharing online research – tools & communities
• Free online bibliographic tools
• Top 5 Web research mistakes”


35 Online Homework Resources for College Students

December 24, 2009

I have read a list of different tools for students. It contains  a category Web research and a number of other categories.

“Web Research

  • Library of Congress – Thought to be the largest online library in the world, the Library of Congress is a great place to find historical documents, maps, photos, and more.
  • Encyclopedia.com – This site offers access to 49 encyclopedias and 73 dictionaries and thesauruses. All of the resources on Encylopedia.com are accurate and verifiable.
  • RefDesk – This award-winning online fact checker can be used to explore newspapers, encyclopedias, dictionaries, almanacs, and other reference materials. RefDesk also offers 260 search engines, demographic information, and a homework helper for college students.
  • Google Scholar – This Google search engine makes it easy to search for scholarly literature, including books, articles, peer-reviewed papers, and abstracts.
  • The New York Times – If you’re looking for older news stories, The New York Times website offers an excellent database. You can search for articles dating from 1851 to present day.”

Using the Internet as a Dynamic Resource Tool for Knowledge Discovery

December 16, 2009

It’s a new Dr Marcus P. Zillman collection of different links about Knowledge Discovery. It contains an  interesting section about Virtual Representatives and ChatterBots that “are just beginning a new “era” in knowledge discovery with customers beginning to feel somwwhat comfortable talking to a “computer.

The big question will be how quickly and competently will the customer be served with their questions to their requests”