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Introduction to Searching the Internet
Information Resources
Human Resources
Digital Resources
Finding Digital Resources
Evaluating Internet Resources
Organizing Your Research
Topic-Oriented Research Directories
Search Engines
Primary Document Resources
1. Topic-Oriented Directories
a. Advantages of TODs
b Disadvantages of TODs
c List of TODs
2. Search Engines
3. Net-Smarts -- or becoming Netwise
4. S.E.A.R.C.H.

1.b. Disadvantages of Topic Oriented Directories

The main disadvantage of using topic-oriented directories is that they are time consuming. Moving through the subject paths can lead to dead ends and result in many false starts and backtrackings. But a very important thing to understand about searching the Internet is that it does take time. Remember that you are an information detective, investigating a digital world.

Section : Finding Digital Resources
Page 1: Topic Oriented Directories
a: Advantages of TODs
b: Disadvantages of TODs
c: List of TODs
Page 2: Search Engines
Page 3: Net-Smarts -- or becoming Netwise
Page 4: S.E.A.R.C.H.

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