FINDING RELIABLE WEBSITES FOR RESEARCH:

Check the Research Guides to see recommended websites and resources for every LBS program.

Use a Google Advanced Search to refine and limit your results.

Look at the bibliographies or references on internet sources you find helpful. These will lead you to more sources!

EVALUATING WEBSITES

On the search page of the database you're using, look for the options to limit your results by scholarly journal, peer-reviewed journals, industry publications, or other similar options.
 
encyclopedia search

GOOGLE SEARCH TIPS

" ": searches for the exact phrase in the quotation marks
Example: "television violence"
 
AROUND(3): to ask for specific terms that are separated by a given number of words in any order
Example: macleod AROUND(3) Christiansen
 
- (minus): exclude an irrelevant term
Example: salsa -cilantro
 
related: search for pages that are similar
Example: related:realsimple.com
 
link: find pages that link to a particular site (very useful when evaluating webpages!)
Example: link:mla.org
 
intitle: will look for the word or phrase you enter in the title of the website
Example: intitle:Christian publisher