It's a wild and woolly Web out there! We recommend that you use this set of questions designed to jumpstart your critical thinking as a guide for evaluating web sources.
Criteria for evaluating Web sites:
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Use the site: operator to find higher quality websites. Here's how:
Type site:gov OR site:org OR site:edu
Then add your search terms to make Google only give you back results from government, organizational, or college/university sites.
Ex. site:org George Vanderbilt biography