Evaluating Websites (Saint Anselm College Research Tutorial)
Should I use or cite Wikipedia? Probably not. From Williams College Libraries
To find authoritative information, try searching these
Google Scholar Search (free and fee) scholarly works.
INFOMINE Librarian-selected scholarly sites
Infotopia Customized safe-search of educator-selected sites
Intute Use advanced search to limit search to 'Physical Sciences'
LibGuides Librarian-created topic pathfinders
Scirus Science-specific Web portals, reports & peer-reviewed articles
USA.gov Search official U.S. government information and services
Academic Search Premier (limit to Scholarly)
ProQuest Science Journals (limit to Scholarly)
- Site: .com or .org? check for bias
- Author: No credentials posted? No ‘About us' page?
- Spelling and/or grammatical errors?
- Pop-ups and ads?
- Last Updated?
• Use Boolean Operators (AND, OR): water and diffusion
• Use truncation symbols (usually an asterisk): water and diffus*
• Limit your search words to SUBJECT, TITLE, or ABSTRACT
• Limit your search to Scholarly journals
See the library's Citing Sources guide for resources on how to properly cite research materials.
Nancy "Sam" Urtz: firstname.lastname@example.org