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Finding Web Information

When searching Google, it often helps to limit your results to sites with specific domains. Include the phrase site:edu, or site:gov, or site:org after your search terms to get results from education, government, or organization sites. The examples below also use quotation marks to search by phrase instead of by individual word.

Examples: 

"artificial intelligence" site:edu

"black lives matter" site:org

"solar power" site:gov

Also consider searching Google Scholar. This is the part of Google that searches only scholarly literature. It searches university websites, open access repositories, and others.

Evaluating Information

Remember that anyone can publish anything on the Web, so you are responsible for evaluating the quality of the Web pages you use for your papers and assignments. Here are some questions to use to evaluate Web pages.  

More about evaluating information.

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