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Information Literacy: Using the Web

What you need to know to do research at the college level.

1. Web searching tips (View 3 tutorials on this tab.)

Some college assignments allow sources found on the "free" Web. Always consider your instructor's source preferences. Free Web sources should always be evaluated for their credibility. (see 2nd tutorial below)  This tutorial mentions Google's advanced search page, which is no longer a visible link from Google's opening screen. After an opening screen search, look at the bottom of the results page for an Advanced Search link. 

2. Evaluating Internet Sources

The Library provides a guide and rubric to evaluate Web sources for Currency, Relevancy, Authority, Accuracy, and Purpose, (CRAAP). Here is a link to it in PDF: Thinking Critically about Web Information

3. Using Google Scholar

Google Scholar is good to know about, especially for sources not available in our Library's databases and for those articles in open source journals on the Web. The Google Scholar address is http://scholar.google.com.

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