Scholars, who conduct research, often take support from the online sources of knowledge, as they are easy to access, can be verified and do not require one to take extensive notes. Since the data that one is accessing is already in the digital format, it can be directly saved in folders and a back up can be taken on any device. So, there is no fear of the losing the data, as there is when one is using data cards or taking notes on paper.
Apart from this, there is the advantage of availability of a large amount of information on every topic. The research work completed by hundreds of scholars across the world is easily published on the internet. The first reason is that every dissertation or thesis is not good enough to be published in a journal. The international, reputed journals mostly have a very high standard which the papers must meet in order to get published. Another reason is that many academicians and professors are too busy to present the research in a suitable format and try to get it published. The internet, in such circumstances, presents an ideal platform to present the work to the whole world, as offer it for further use.
While using the internet, the scholars have to be careful, so as to adopt the desired citation style. The appropriate style must be confirmed from a reliable source, and used according to the requirement of the university.