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BIO131: Biodiversity, Ecology and Conservation Laboratory: Internet Resources and Evaluation

Fall 2020, M. Pratt

Selected Government Sites

Internet

Google - If you are using Google as your search engine try Advanced Search.

You can limit your searches in several ways:

 

Search within a site or domain - type .edu

Use flexible vocabulary - if one phrase or combination of words doesn't work, perhaps another will.

Limit by Language, etc.

Google Advanced Search Screen

Google Search Tips (MIT Libraries)

 

BEWARE:  Always remember to evaluate the quality of the site you are viewing.  Don't believe everything you read unless the information comes from a reputable or reliable source.  

See Evaluating Web Pages: Techniques to Apply and Questions to Ask  (Univ. of California Berkeley Library) Consider authority, accuracy, objectivity, currency, and completeness as you evaluate whether to utilize the information found on a particular Web page.