Scholarly Research on the Internet:

Is It Real?

by Robert H. Nigohosian

"The Internet is an unstructured information resource--no overall controls, a mixture of services, no standard format, no subject organization or comprehensive index - compared with printed and electronic sources already familiar to librarians. There are subject indexes, but their multiplicity and fundamental differences make use confusing - which is best, do we need to use them all, what are we searching?" -- Ian R. Winship, University of Newcastle (United Kingdom)

In this article the author, who has to deal with these internet problems in assisting his students in conducting academic research, discusses these problems and how to deal with them. Links are provided in this article to other articles on this subject, including Winship's.