Searching the Internet makes it easy to find information on almost any topic. For researchers, identifying if the information is reliable, up-to-date and unbiased can be an issue. This tutorial will help you search the web for information, and identify which websites have credible information:
What happens "behind the scenes" when you search the free or open web? You may want to use more than one search engine to find results.
The Internet includes a wide range of resources. Some of them are considered scholarly sources, or sources in which the content is written by experts in a particular field of study. The purpose of scholarly sources is to share research or analyze findings. These are the types of sources you should seek out for your research.
Search engines gather websites using a electronic "spider" that crawls the web looking for new websites, updates, and deleted sites.
Wikipedia is a site that is often listed at toward the top of search results pages.
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