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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 credible information! In fact, the sources on this page are excellent spots to gather trustworthy information. However, researching using only search engines like Google, can turn up some extrememly unreliable websites! If you want to become a sucessful researcher, you must know how to evaluate websites.
Test Your Online Sources
Unsure if a website is credible? Look at these 5 key elements:
Ask yourself these questions!
OR use the graphic organizer below to help you!
When searching the internet, try to use only .edu, .gov, or .org websites. Websites ending with .com can be reputable sources sometimes, but should ALWAYS be carefully evaluated.
For more information, check out this video.
As you are researching...
Use this graphic organizer to target your research and organize your thoughts!