Why is it important to evaluate websites and internet resources?
Did you know....Google organizes sites by popularity not relevance? Here are some tips for finding better results:
Use quote marks to search for an exact phrase.
Example: "study skills"
Limit your search to a specific type of domain by typing site:edu for education or site:gov for government
Example: lymphoma site:gov
Word order matters so use the most important words first.
Example: blue sky brings back different results than sky blue
Advanced search allows Google to search a single specific web site for all the occurrences of a keyword or phrase.
Tips to Searching Online
Keywords - do brainstorming first before you search, order of words matter
Use quotation marks for exact phrases “fake news”
Boolean searching : Use + and – to narrow your search Journalists + 1900
Advanced search option in Google - go to GOOGLE ADVANCED
Searching the webpage – use Ctrl+F. ...
Set a time limit then change tactics/ use different search engines - Try different search terms too!
Evaluating websites - Determine if it’s CRAAP