Why Be Careful when researching online?
For information on how to find quality, scholarly websites and how to choose good sources online, visit the Evaluating Resources page.
When using Web resourcse you MUST make sure that you evaluate each source for accuracy, currency, authority, objectivity, and coverage. Check out the Evaluating Resources page for more information.
You don't want to wade through millions of Web pages looking for that one speck of gold. By using a few tricks, you can focus your searches relatively easily to those authoritative, reliable sources you want to use.
Use key search terms - Use the same search terms you used successfully to find books and articles.
Know your search tool - Use advanced search features to control your search. For example you can limit your search in Google to just search government or educational Web sites by limiting to a specific domain like .GOV or .EDU. One place to find U.S. Government information is through USA.gov.