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Students conducting research in anthropology, sociology, criminology, and gerontology may find the following resources helpful. The department cautions that the Web should generally be thought of as a supplementary research tool. It does not make books and libraries obsolete!

The World Wide Web as a Research Tool

Evaluating World Wide Web Information
"Unlike most print resources such as magazines and journals that go through a filtering process (e.g., editing, peer review), information on the World Wide Web and the Internet is mostly unfiltered. So using and citing information found over the Web is a little like swimming on a beach without a lifeguard." This web site provides guidance in distinguishing trustworthy information from junk on the Web.