Personal home pages

Personal home pages are like Web resumés, or calling cards. People often put the URL for their home page in the footer of all of their mail messages and Web pages to promote themselves and their interests. We have already seen how personal home pages provide invaluable information about the author of articles we may find online.

A glance at the personal home page of an author will often confirm suspicions the reader may develop about an author's special interests or credentials. Those authors who have a number of publications, both online and in print, are more likely to provide reliable sources. Authors' home pages will also provide you with links to more of their articles.

Examine the sites below. What do the home pages tell you about the authors' interests, and why might it be important to know about them? For what kinds of research would these sources prove useful?

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© Copr. 1997 Craig Branham
Saint Louis University
Created: 27-March-97
Last Modified: 24-Oct-97

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