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an entry point to a large collection of research and reference information that has been selected and reviewed by librarians

Library Portal

a collection of library holdings available online

Virtual Library

data set in a context for relevance


information represented in such a way as to provoke a desired response


information that is false


the deliberate falsification of information


a search engine that compiles its own database of Web pages, such as Google

Individual Search Engines

the suffix at the end of a web address that describes the nature of the Web site: business/commercial <.com>, educational <.edu>, government <.gov>, military <.mil>, network <.net>, or nonprofit organization <.org>


documented occurrences, including actual events, dates, times, places, and people involved