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How to do Research in College: Evaluating Resources

Tips and tutorials for searching Library databases and conducting research.

Find Better Web Sources with Google

Type your keywords into Google and add the site: command, leaving a space between your words and the command. This will allow you to limit your web search to a specific domain. Only one domain can be searched at a time.

Copy and paste a command below to give it a try:

  • site:.edu
  • site:.gov
  • site:.org

Subject Specific Search Engines

Try these search engines created to find resources that might be hidden from Google:

How to Evaluate Websites using the CRAAP Test

The CRAAP Test takes you through a list of questions to help you evaluate the information you find. The different quality measures will be more or less important depending on your situation or need. Give it a try!

Image of CRAAP test. Link above has accessible PDF version

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