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Finding Information: Find web pages

Tips on how to find scholarly information for your research.

Finding quality web sites

Find quality web sites on the free web by using your favorite search engine (e.g. Google)

  • Use advanced search features to make your search more effective.
  • Use more than one search engine to find a wider variety of information, as search engines index different web sites.
  • Monitor search engine pros and cons by checking sites like Search Engine Watch.
  • Evaluate information you find on the free web!  It's easy to find almost anything online, but read it with a critical eye.

Expert subject directories

Good sources of free web sites include those found in expert subject directories, where web sites are selected by people who know the subject. These can help you target a specific category of information quickly and accurately without having to wade through many irrelevant sites.