Researching on the Open Web

Open Web Research Strategies

  • Before you search the web, become familiar with your topic by researching edited sources: books, encyclopedias, databases.
  • Understand how open web search engines work:

  • Understand what makes a source credible:

  • Ask a teacher or librarian for advice if you're still not sure.
  • If you decide your source is credible, be sure to use the citation maker to cite it. (Just giving the web address isn't enough.)