Effective Research Strategies for Researching Online

In today's world, there are many ways to research. You can use your phone, or go to the library to check out books. However, with the rise of social media and the internet, the most convenient and popular way to do research is through web research.

If you want to learn how to do good internet research - and not just a quick Google search that gives you information from unreliable sources—then the tips highlighted in this article will provide you with the necessary information you need.

How to research online for students

First of all, it is important to understand that the internet is full of conflicting opinions from people who claim to be experts on everything from politics to sports. Therefore there are no outright "right" or "wrong" answers—just different ones.

When researching online for your school paper or research project, you must consider how much time and effort should go into each step of your research process.

Below are various tips on effective internet searching:

  1. Be clear on your topic

Define your topic before starting your research. Clarifying your topic will help you outline the aim and objective of your research. When you are confused about the topic to choose, you will end up wasting a ton of time going through irrelevant information. Clarity helps to keep you focused.

  1. Make sure you choose credible sources

When researching on the internet it is necessary to be able to tell the difference between unreliable and reliable sources. Credible sources are those that have been well-known and respected for their expertise in the field. They may be peer-reviewed journals, books, magazines, newspapers, or websites with a large audience of users. Credible sources will not only provide a good summary of the information you need to know but also give an accurate representation of what was written by making sure it is free from bias, or opinions that could lead to inaccurate assumptions.

You can recognize credible sources by starting with reputable sites. Look for a site that has a reputation for quality, up-to-date information, and unbiased reporting.

  1. Organize your information

One of the most effective research strategies is to organize your information by creating a list of topics. You can use this list as a guide for how to structure your research, or simply use it as inspiration for the types of resources you want to look at (e.g., books, articles).

  1. Take notes as you research

Use a notebook. This is the most common method for taking notes, and it works well for many people who want to write down everything they learn in their research. If you use paper instead of your computer or tablet, it will be easier for you to keep track of what each note is about and how long ago it was written down in your notebook (since there is no distracting background).

  1. Keep track of the sources you use

While researching, it is important to keep track of the sources you use. This will help you when it is time for writing and editing your paper. You can do this by creating a bibliography or footnotes in Word and keeping a copy on your computer or tablet so that you have access whenever needed.

Keep track of all the sources used in each part of the paper, including:

  • Journal articles
  • Books/magazines/newspapers/other online materials that were used for additional information
  • Websites where additional information could be found


Research is an essential part of studentship, whether you are writing an essay, a dissertation, or a simple assignment, you will be required to do research. With a little time and good online research strategies, you can start doing accurate research. The above tips will help you understand the basics of the process so that you can be confident and effective when it comes time for your next research project.

6 Melted Crayon Projects

I get giddy during back to school season because I can buy boxes of crayons for 25 cents each.
I have to admit,
we never use our crayons to color.

I bring them home, unwrap them, and break them into tiny pieces,
the perfect size for melting!

Here are six different ways we've made art by melting crayons

This is a fun project because you can make whatever shape you'd like,
crayon shavings, wax paper, and an iron is all you need!

Hot glue your favorite colored crayons to the top of a foamcore board or canvas
and watch them melt with the help of a hair blow dryer.

Cover your griddle with tin foil and set it to low,
hand your child a crayon and let the magic happen!

Instead of dipping the your paintbrush into paint,
try dipping it into melted crayons instead!
Or save your brushes and use cotton swabs/balls...

Just like sticking your fingers into candle wax,
KNOW you've done that!
Stick your fingers into the melted crayon, let it harden onto your fingertips and paint away

Ever try pour painting?
This is exactly the same except instead of paint you use melted crayons!

Want to see how else we've melted crayons?
Check out this rainbow we made
after trying melted crayon art 

how are you melting crayons in your house?
Let's connect!
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