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Hamersly Library

WR 121 - Haas

Choosing Sources

To evaluate the sources you find, consider...

  • How the source helps you better understand your topic
  • How the source might help you make a point or explain something to your reader
  • The authority of the source for your given topic


Advanced Google Searching



Retrieve particular types of sites. Add this to your search:       Finds non-profit websites      Finds government websites      Finds college & university websites


Try it below:

Google Web Search

Finding Articles

Use these databases to locate articles on literacy, reading and writing.

Academic Search Premier has newspapers, magazines, and academic articles

Newspaper Source focuses on articles from newspapers

Newsbank focuses on articles from U.S. newspapers, including The Oregonian