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Useful websites for writing and editing
If you're not a grammarian, you can use these websites to help you brush up on your grammar and polish your assignment.
How to Evaluate Websites - Quick Tips
Evaluate websites that have information you would like to use in your assignments.
Look on each website for an "About Us" page to answer some of the following questions:
is the author? Who
are his/her qualifications? What
was the website created? Why
was it last updated? When
reliable is the information? How
Apply the CRAAP Test!
(Currency, Relevancy, Authority, Accuracy, and Purpose)
("climate change" OR "global warming") AND sea level site:.gov
How does climate change affect sea level?
Here's how to craft a better search to get fewer and more relevant results:
Identify the main ideas in your research question. How does climate change affect sea level?
Connect the main ideas with AND. climate change AND sea level
Use quotation marks around 2 or more words. "climate change " AND "sea level "
Use OR between synonyms/related terms. ("climate change" OR "global warming") AND sea level
Limit your search to a specific domain, such as .edu, .gov, or .org. ("climate change" OR "global warming") AND sea level site:.gov
More information on advanced Google searching and Google Scholar.
Wikipedia and Academic Research
How Wikipedia be useful in the CAN beginning stages of research:
Why to use Wikipedia for academic research: NOT
Anyone can contribute to a Wikipedia article.
No information about authors' credentials and purpose.