While commercial search engines such as Google, Bing and Yahoo! can find plenty of results, those results may not be adequate for college-level research. Try these academic search engines instead.
BCC's librarians have already done some of the legwork of finding research-quality websites for you! All you need to do is go to our subject guides.
Click on the link below. Once you're in a subject guide, look for the tab "Websites."
So you want (or are required) to use information from websites as part of your research project. You've done so many Google searches and liked the first or second result of those searches that doing the same for college-level research should be a snap, right?
Not Quite. Websites you would like to cite in college-level research need to meet several criteria, and they should be evaluated using many of the same criteria you would apply to book, journal or other sources. Let's review those criteria:
Incorporating accurate information from reliable sources is very important when researching for your assignment. Beware of fake news sites, "alternative facts", information on the web lacking sufficient documentation, and rumor.
Need To Know How To Identify A FAKE NEWS SITE? Look at this resource from Indiana University East,
Ten Ways To Identify A Fake News Site - Tips From EasyBib
How To Identify Fake News Sites - More Tips From EasyBib
Need Help Assessing The Validity Of Websites? Check Out This Site From Professor Zimdar, from Merrimack College.
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