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College Success: Websites

Information and resources for students in CG classes, as well as students wanting to improve skills related to Smarter Measure.

Oregon Career Information System

  • Oregon Career Information System 
    Provides a system of occupational and educational information to help Oregonians learn about the world of work and education. Created by the University of Oregon, this website provides career exploration, information about occupations, education and employment in Oregon. Create a portfolio for yourself. Much of the content is available in Spanish.

Advanced Google Searching

One of the best features of Google's advanced search is the ability to limit your search to the areas of the web where the information is most reliable, such as education sites or government sites. The shortcut for this is to add site:edu or site:gov to your regular Google search.

For example, if you conduct an ordinary Google search for nutritional supplements, most of your top results will be commercial (.com) sites trying to sell you vitamins. If you search for nutritional supplements site:gov , the top results (except for the sponsored ads) will be sites such as the National Institute of Health and the Food and Drug Administration, which are authoritative, unbiased sources that are not trying to sell you anything. If you search for nutritional supplements site:edu, your top results will be from universities providing research on nutritional supplements.

Learn more about Advanced Google Searching from this self-paced tutorial: Google Search Tips.

Evaluating Sources on the Web

On the web, it can be difficult to tell what type of source you’re looking at and whether or not it’s something that would provide quality evidence for your assignment. This video will help you look more critically at your own search results.

How to Study

How to study

This web site helps with study skills -- in general and by discipline. Scroll down to see "How to Write and How to Study by Subject."

Includes links to web sites on:

time management

note-taking

managing test anxiety

procrastination

motivation

goal setting