The Web. What is it Good For?
Search engines, like Google, and websites, like Wikipedia, can be very helpful when we are starting our research. Using Google and Wikipedia can help us to:
Click into Google or Wikipedia to begin searching for background on our topic: reality television and stereotypes.
Encyclopedias, in print or ebook form, are also great places to find vocabulary, topic overviews, and links to additional, credible sources. Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) is an online collection of encyclopedias you can browse/search from anywhere.
Let's look for background on our media format, reality television, in GVRL: