Web page types

The Web pages most useful for research generally fall into four basic categories (based on those identified by Alexander and Tate).

  1. Informational Pages, which include independent and scholarly research, reference sources, and fact sheets.
  2. News and Journalistic Sources, including news wire sites, electronic journals, and online magazines and newspapers.
  3. 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.
  4. 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
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Saint Louis University
Created: 03-April-97
Last Modified: 24-Oct-97

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