To improve your skills to identify and evaluate web resources in order to retrieve reliable and useful information for your research.
Google (http://www.google.com), Google Scholar (Beta) (http://scholar.google.com/), Google Japan (http://www.google.co.jp)
Japanese Domain List
co.jp (companies), go.jp (government), ac.jp (academic institutions. Schools not included.), ed.jp (schools - high school, kindergarten, etc), or.jp (organizations),
Five Criteria for Evaluating Web pages
- Who wrote the page and can you contact him or her?
- What is the purpose of the document and why was it produced?
- Is this person qualified to write this document?
- Who published the document and is it separate from the "Webmaster?"
- Check the domain of the document, what institution publishes this document?
- Does the publisher list his or her qualifications?
- What goals/objectives does this page meet?
- How detailed is the information?
- What opinions (if any) are expressed by the author?
- When was it produced?
- When was it updated?
- How up-to-date are the links (if any)?
- Are the links (if any) evaluated and do they complement the documents theme?
- Is it all images or a balance of text and images?
- Is the information presented cited correctly?
- Anime Research.com (http://www.animeresearch.com/index.html)
- The librarians guide to anime and manga. (http://www.koyagi.com/Libguide.html)