Welcome - Introduction - Finding Experts - Validating Experts - Hints & Tips - Conclusion

Ask-an-Expert Projects
Finding Experts on the Web

  What did you think?  As you can tell, using online experts can be an invaluable resource . So where can you find other sites that list online experts? Below are a few ways to locate experts on the web willing to work with students:

Ask-an-Expert Online Databases and Web Sites.
The Ask the Experts web site is a perfect example of an Ask-an-Expert web site. Some web sites are listed at the end of this Guided Exploration.
Universities and Colleges
Professors at universities are generally willing to work with students and classes. The best method for finding a professor is to: 
Select a college or university that specializes in the subject matter
Visit the institution's website & locate the corresponding department
Look for a listing of faculty e-mail addresses
Send a short e-mail explaining who you are, what you're interested in, and how much time you would like them to commit to your query
Government Agencies
Government agencies are also good places to find experts. Visit the government agency's web site and locate their resource center or an e-mail list of their representatives.

  Now, let's take a look at the Ask Dr. Universe administered by staff at Washington State University.  This site is a multi-disciplinary Ask-an-Expert site designed to be used by elementary and middle school students.  This is kid-friendly and easily navigable where students can submit questions pertaining to almost any subject.

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