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Google Search 101: Evaluating Your Results

A guide to getting the most out of your Google searches.

Evaluating Your Search Results

Now that you've learned how to make the most
of your Google searches, the next step is to determine the
quality and relevance of the sources you've found.     

                
                    

Questions To Ask

  • WHO is the author or creator?  Credentials, background, point of view?
  • WHY was the source created?  To inform?  To persuade?  
  • WHEN was it created?  What is the publication date?  Has it been revised or updated? 
  • WHERE was it published?  A book?  A website?  A scholarly journal?  A blog?  Was it peer-reviewed or edited?
  • WHAT kind of information does it contain?  How does it fit into your research?  

Evaluation Guides

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