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"Google is not a synonym for research." -Dan Brown, The Lost Symbol
The internet can be a great place to gather information! In fact, the sources found in this guide are excellent resources for gathering trustworthy information. However, researching using only search engines like Google can turn up some extremely unreliable websites! If you want to become a successful researcher, you must know how to evaluate websites.
When searching the internet, try to use only .edu, .gov, or .org websites. Websites ending in .com can be reputable sources sometimes, but should ALWAYS be carefully evaluated.
For more information, check out this video.
If you want to use a website and are not sure if it is a reputable source, use this website evaluation tool to help you decide.