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COMM 1010: Prof. Laggan: Research Sources

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Article Databases

The resources listed below provide access to 1000's of scholary 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 your preferred domain (.edu, .gov or .org) by adding site:.domain

Example

site:.org to your search.

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

To remove items with the minus sign.  -wiki

For natural phrases such as school choice, be sure to use quotations.

Example:  "school choice"

Specific Websites

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

Example:  

site:NPR.org

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