A Principled Methodology for Information Retrieval on the Web

Martin Eayrs
InSITE 2006  •  Volume 6  •  2006
The World Wide Web provides a wealth of information - indeed, perhaps more than can comfortably be processed. But how does all that Web content get there? And how can users assess the accuracy and authenticity of what they find? This paper will look at some of the problems of using the Internet as a resource and suggest criteria both for researching and for systematic and critical evaluation of what users find there.
critical thinking, www, unprincipled surfing, principled surfing, accuracy, authority, objectivity, currency, coverage
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