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ENGLISH 1005 - College Writing & Research - Groninga

Find Credible Websites

Find Credible Websites

To quickly locate credible websites on unfamiliar topics search for university (.edu) and US Government (.gov) sponsored websites. 

Reasons to consider US Government and university websites: 

  • Well-funded research. The US Government and large universities spend billions of dollars on research 
  • Peer-review. Both the US Government and universities have well-established systems were experts review the work of other experts

Example: Find websites on folk dance from university websites.

Google search of "folk dance"

Example: Find websites on farming regulations from university websites. 

Google search for "farming regulations"

Example: Find websites on microplastics from US Government websites:

Google search for microplastics

Example: Find websites on climate change from US Government websites. 

Google search for "climate change"

Step-by-Step Instructions

Step-by-Step Guides

Use the step-by-step instructions below to use Google effectively and efficiently.