The Web is an excellent source if you're looking for current information, or a variety of perspectives. It is not so good for authoritative, scholarly content. To be a savvy user of Web resources, read on.
Who is the author or publisher? (Go to "About" link on websites)
What is the mission of the website? Who is the intended audience?
Is there bias or opinion? (Much information on the internet is produced by businesses, agencies, organizations or individuals with a certain agenda.)
When was the information last updated? (Check for the "Last updated date" at the bottom of the webpage)
Check the domain: ".edu" and ".org" domains are non-commercial. (They may still be biased, however!)
Use search operators in a Google search to find government or nonprofit websites, as well as websites from specific countries.
Follow this pattern:
keyword site: domain extension
cross dressing history site: org
only websites from non-profit organizations
dress code site: mil
only websites from the US military
school uniforms site: edu
only websites from educational and academic institutions
com - commercial
edu - educational
gov - government
int - international organization
mil - military
net - community networks
org - nonprofits
To find websites from a specific country, use Country Codes
garment factories site: in
only websites from the country of India
Other advanced search options, such as limiting by language, are available on Google's Advanced Search page
Google Scholar provides access to scholarly articles and conference papers, many of them available online as PDF files.
If you're logged in to your MyNewSchool account and search Google Scholar, you'll be able to access journal articles through library databases (such as JSTOR).
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