How do I find useful information on the Internet?
Due to the vast and uncentralized nature of the World Wide Web, the information as a whole has no meaningful organizational structure.
- Use search engines, such as Google Scholar, to search the Internet. An Internet search will generally retrieve a large number of hits ranked by relevancy. You can then sift through the most relevant sites for useful and reliable information.
- Putting quotes around a phrase will retrieve items where those words appear together in exact order. more tips
- It is easy to limit a Google search to Government publications (.gov) or organizational web sites (.org) by typing site: followed by the domain.
- Web searches are not the same as searches in Research Databases.
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