WR 121 Erwert Fall 2023: Find Sources
Researching online education
This Research Essay Project requires using at least three sources of information. College-level research involves more than a simple Google search, although a web search is a great way to start. This page includes information about conducting college level research on the web and in library databases.
A web search using Google, Duck Duck Go or another favorite search engine can retrieve excellent sources of information from universities, government agencies, respected non-profit organizations and other research institutions. It can also retrieve factoids, misinformation and commercial advertising posing as information, so search carefully. This video provides tips for finding quality sources online.
Recommended higher education web sites
Reliable news sources
Library databases provide access to published articles from magazines, newspapers, and academic journals. Unlike some of the search results you will get from a web search, the published articles in database are almost always written by professionals and reviewed by an editor, which improves reliability. This 6 minute video offers tips for searching EBSCOHost, the library's largest article database.
This video offers tips and tricks to efficiently search databases for the information you are looking for.
From Yavapai College Libraries.
This three minute video provides expert advice about finding effective keywords for searching library databases.