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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

GO BEYOND A BASIC GOOGLE SEARCH!

 

Retrieve particular types of sites. Add this to your search:

site:.org       Finds non-profit websites

site:.gov      Finds government websites

site:.edu      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