1. Consider your specific informational needs.
ex. Do you need a scholarly journal article on a cultural group or are you looking for a review of the latest smartphone?
2. The CRAAP Test is a way to help you determine whether a source is credible and relevant.
Remember: A source isn't always great or always bad. There is a lot of gray area.
After considering the CRAAP test, are you abe to defend to your instructor why you chose the source using CRAAP criteria?
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Use quote marks to search for an exact phrase.
Example: "study skills"
Limit your search to a specific type of domain by typing site:edu for education or site:gov for government
Example: lymphoma site:gov
Word order matters so use the most important words first.
Example: blue sky brings back different results than sky blue
Advanced search allows Google to search a single specific web site for all the occurrences of a keyword or phrase.