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Accounting Library Guide: Internet Resources

How to find information - a guide for Accounting and Auditing students

Internet Resources

When using the internet resources, you need to be cautious, as most websites do not undergo peer review. It is therefore important to evaluate the website that you get your information from.  


(See also: Evaluating a Website)

Searching the Internet

A set of free Internet tutorials to help you develop Internet research skills for your university course

All tutorials are written and reviewed by a national team of lecturers and librarians from universities across the UK




"Invisible" or "deep" net searching

There is a vast amount of information on the world wide web that cannot be found using general purpose search engines like Google. General purpose search engines provide only the tip of the iceberg of what is available on the web. There are alternatives to general purpose search engines:

  • Subject Directory: DMOZ    
    The Open Directory Project is the largest, most comprehensive human-edited directory of the Web. It is constructed and maintained by a vast, global community of volunteer editors.

Evaluating e-resources

When using the internet you should be cautious as most websites don't undergo peer review. You need to evaluate the website: is it reliable? is it up to date? is it credible?

The following links will help you find out more about evaluating websites:

UC Berkeley Library. Evaluating web pages: techniques to apply & questions to ask
Cornell University Library. Evaluating web sites: criteria and tools

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