European and Asian History Comprises Essay

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External references, even to source material that is not online such as printed documents, would tremendously boost the credibility of the Web site. Even so, the author does not claim to be a scholastic resource.

One of the strengths of the "European and Asian History" Web site is its objectivity. The author presents the historical information dryly and without opinion, and there is no noticeable bias. In fact, the information is listed as simple chronological tidbits as opposed to sentences. The Web site is informative and not analytical. Without a main thesis, Garneau's information is more encyclopedic than it is essay-like. Bias can therefore be avoided, as Garneau is not proving a point or persuading readers. What Garneau's site lacks in academic credibility, it makes up for in evident objectivity. No broad assertions or conclusions are being made.

"European and Asian History" includes few external links and therefore few links to be broken.
Viewers will need to cut and paste the data contained on the Web site into their search engine to perform extended research. There are some advantages to avoiding external hyperlinks. Even if the site is not actively maintained it may still be of use to researchers, because links to external sites can be easily broken. "European and Asian History" is a relatively well-maintained Web site, with updates for some of the pages occurring within the past year. Garneau's Web site also lacks advertisements and their corresponding clutter. The intended audience of "European and Asian History" includes those interested in family genealogy. History students and casual history enthusiasts will also find the information contained in the "European and Asian History" Web site helpful. Therefore, in spite of the weaknesses inherent in Garneau's Web site, the pages are valuable starting points….....

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