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COMM 1010 - Laggan: Research Sources


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Article Databases

The resources listed below provide access to 1000s of scholarly journals, newspapers, magazines, and trade publications. Use these sources to find credible quality information about your topic.

Evaluating Websites

Choose one commercial website (.com) and compare to a governmental, educational, or organizational website (.gov, .edu, .org) using the R.E.A.L. method of evaluation.
Or use the CRAP test evaluation tool for students to learn about criteria used to evaluate websites.

Google Search Engine

To limit to authoritative websites, choose a preferred domain (.edu, .gov or .org) by adding site:.domain

Example:    Add to your search.

NOTE: Be sure not to include spaces between site: and the domain.

To remove items, use the minus sign. 

Example:  Add  -wiki at the end of your search phrase

For natural phrases, such as school choice, use quotation marks.

Example:  "school choice"

Specific Websites

To search within a specific website in Google, use the site command.


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