Library Tips

                   
 
 
   

1. Can you locate the author’s name or group responsible for providing the information?

      Hint:

         Look for pages such as All About Us, About Me, Mission, Contact me 
                                                                   

2. What type of site is it?                                                                     

      Hint:

          Look at the extension   (domain name)                                                            

            .gov (government)

            .edu (education)

            .mil (military)

            .org (organization)

            .com (commercial)

            .net (network)

 

2. Can you find a date to help you decide the currency of the information?

      Hint:

          Look for words such as last modified, created, or updated

 

3. Can you read and understand the information presented on this site?

      Hint:

          Look for pictures, captions, charts, tables, graphs, maps, etc. for help

 

4. Does the site have a navigation bar or menu that helps you find different sections of the site?

      Hint:

          Look at the top, left-side, or bottom of the page

          Look for drop-down boxes

 

5. Can you find the information included on this page in another source?

      Hint:

          If you can find it in at least one other source, you could consider the

          information valid

 

6. Can you link to other pages or sites to find information?

      Hint:

          Look for hypertext (words in different colors that change the cursor to

          a hand)
 
 
 

 

 

1. Use “  “ (quotation marks) when searching names or phrases (Example: “United States Constitution”)

 

 

2. To find all forms of the word use an * after the root word (Example: Ben* Franklin would allow you to search Ben Franklin as well as Benjamin Franklin)

 

 

3. Be sure to spell the word(s) correctly

 

 

4. Be sure to use keyword(s) to search (Example: caterpillars not facts about caterpillars)

 

 

5. Use a + (plus sign) between keywords when searching more than one term (Example: bears+habitat)
 
 
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