Why Use the Web?
Why Be Careful?
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. 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.
Use search tools you can trust - These three subject directories were built by librarians and are filled with Web resources that have been evaluated for credibility and organized so you can use them easily.
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. Learn more at Google search basics.
Why can't you just Google? Check out this video to find out:
The LibGuides provided for your use by the Mercyhurst Library's each include a page dedicated to websites.
The websites presented on the Guides have been reviewed by librarians and are safe to use in research as they are scholarly online resources.
Check out these websites to save time and effort while researching.
Not sure how to use or access LibGuides? Check out this video for more information: