Like most students, you are pressed for time. You need to find information quickly and efficiently. The natural solution: the Web. When you are searching for information online, keep in mind these points:
Though Web resources are often less scholarly than the resources you might find using the library databases, they are not necessarily less valid resources for academic research. In fact, they can be complementary to more scholarly, peer-reviewed resources. Furthermore, the Web is increasingly populated with documents that academics and other experts are sharing online in open access journals. (Search the Directory of Open Access Journals.)
Here are a few questions that you might ask yourself when you are evaluating resources on the Web:
Two other important tools that you might use are comparison and corroboration.