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RSCH 1203 Basic: The Internet

This guide will assist students as they complete the assignments for Research 1203.


Image source: School of Journalism and Communication, University of Carolina at Chapel Hill. According to the above source: "This cartoon by Peter Steiner has been reproduced from page 61 of July 5, 1993 issue of The New Yorker, (Vol.69 (LXIX) no. 20) only for academic discussion, evaluation, and research, [and] complies with the copyright law of the United States as defined and stipulated under Title 17 U. S. Code.


These domains will be more likely to contain reliable information:

.gov = government sites which often have statistics and articles produced with funding from your tax dollars.  These are not free of bias, depending on those currently managing the site.

.edu = educational institutions. Level of expertise is uneven ranging from the latest paper of a PhD in Organizational Behavior to a book report by a 9th grader.

.org = organizations, sometimes professional organizations. Many have articles and links to work done in their group.