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Welcome to the Libguide for Conducting web-based research 

Finding quality amid all that quantity


The web offers a wealth of information on all manner of subjects. 

It CAN be a very useful research tool.  However, to make the most of web-based research

it is important to take the following steps:


  • implement a research strategy
  • analyse information retrieved in order to ensure reliability and accuracy


This libguide will show you how to conduct effective web-based research.

A step-by-step guide

During the course of this guide you will learn more about search engines and subject gateways, about building an effective search strategy, and about evaluating retrieved information.

The guide is divided into the following sections/ tabs:

Search Engines

Metasearch Engines

Subject Gateways

Search Strategy

Evaluating Web Resources