Web page types
The Web pages most useful for research generally fall into four basic categories (based on those identified by Alexander and Tate).
- Informational Pages, which include independent and scholarly research, reference sources, and fact sheets.
- News and Journalistic Sources, including news wire sites, electronic journals, and online magazines and newspapers.
- Advocacy Pages are Web sites created to "raise consciousness" about a particular view of an issue. They are most often sponsored by non-profit organizations, but independent-minded activists often publish their own literature.
- Personal Home Pages are fairly informal places where authors can publish their resumes; list links to their favorite sites; and promote their many publications, accomplishments, and miscellaneous ideas.
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© Copr. 1997 Craig Branham
Saint Louis University
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