The Internet Public Library (IPL) provides library services to Internet users. Activities include: finding, evaluating, selecting, organizing, describing, and creating information resources; and direct assistance to individuals.
The IPL also evaluates Internet web sites covering a variety of subject areas. This great site has an annotated guide to web sites of interest to chemists.
Google Scholar enables you to search specifically for scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports from all broad areas of research. Use Google Scholar to find articles from a wide variety of academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories and universities, as well as scholarly articles available across the web. There is an advance search option that can help you narrow your search. If you are unable to access the full-text of the item, please check with your university library. You may need to do searches from a campus computer or use a library proxy.
Evaluating Internet Resources
Learn how to evaluate information found on the open web for validity and quality.