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ENG 1020 - Morgenstein, B.: Websites & Multimedia

Resources for the Research-Assisted Essay


Google Web Search


When searching for career information, search for .org sites and add the search term careers or vocational guidance.


engineering careers
engineering "vocational guidance"

Quotation marks:

For natural phrases (compound terms), such as school choice or animal rights, be sure to use quotation marks.

Example:     " school choice"

To limit your search to trusted sites:

Specify a preferred domain (.edu, .gov or .org) by adding site:.domain to your search.

Example:     cyberbullying

Do not include spaces between site: and the domain.

NOTE: When you search the .edu domain, you may locate student papers. These are not acceptable sources for your research.

Evaluating Sources

Choose a 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 to learn about criteria you can use to evaluate websites. Other methods include S.I.F.T. and Lateral Reading. For more information, click the links below.

Media Bias

Lateral Reading

Fact Checking Sites

Multimedia/Video Resources

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