The World Wide Web can be an excellent place to conduct research, providing access to government, company, association, and organization information.
The World Wide Web contains innumerable sources that are largely unvetted, unreliable, and do not meet academic standards. It is your responsibility to evaluate sources with a critical eye.
Company websites can provide valuable information, including contact information, annual reports, and press releases. However, keep in mind the information provided in a company's website is from the company itself, and not a third party.
TIP: To properly identify the official website address (URL) of the company you are researching, use a directory, such as Hoover's Company Records.
Google can be very helpful but it is much more useful if you know how to use it effectively.
Some basic search tips:
Search website titles:
Search specific sites or domains:
Search for specific document types:
Find a definition:
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