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Education 210: Foundations of U.S. Public Education- Andersen: Evaluating Website

Finding and Evaluating Websites

Anyone anywhere can post anything on the Web, including people and organizations who have ideas and opinions and are not experts on the issues and topics being discussed.   As you are conducting your research for your assignments it is very important to find and use the most credible and reliable information from trusted sources that are reviewed by the appropriate authority before they are published. 

 

 


 

Better Googling

Work smarter not harder. Review these tips to narrow your Google results.

  • "  "     Search keyword next to each other as a phrase  " death penalty"
     
  • Site:  Limit your search to a specific cies ( no space after) ex:  coronavirus site:connecticut,.gov    site:gov ( for government)
     
  • filetype: limit your search to files with specific extensions, such as PDFs, PPT, etc, coronavirus site:connecticut .gov filetype:pdf

Advanced Google Search

 

Alternative Search engine to Google

RefSeek

A search engine designed for students and researchers, RefSeek searches more than one billion documents, including web pages, books, encyclopedias, journals, and newspapers. Results are narrower than Google's, giving greater emphasis to scientific and academic websites.

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