There is no Author Toolbox Blog Hop this month or the next. Life is too hectic with Nano and Xmas (or other festivities). But I like posting twice a month so here I go anyway.
The world wide web changed the world yet not all the available information is to be believed. False News is only the tip of the iceberg.
Writing Research Online
But let’s not forget anyone can post anything.
Sorry Blogs. But until the information is confirmed, I’m out. Even Wikipedia concerns me and I tend to check out their source material rather than take what they post as the gospel.
Who to Trust
As I mentioned, universities are one of my favourite places to go. For example, when looking for grammatical advice I go to uToronto.
Newspapers can be a great source as well. Wikipedia Current Events Page is where I check-in. I tend to avoid the drama queens and kings on the typical news sites.
Homework Help + Kid’s Pages
As writers, we need the facts, but we don’t always want a degree in whatever we are researching. Homework help and student pages can be a very effective way to cut to the facts of the matter.
Here’s a list of some of my favourite go to sites:
Adult sites – Forensic & LEO
I’m sure you have your own sites and/or lists and I’d love to learn more about them. Feel free to put a link in the comments.
Thanks for dropping by. 🙂