What About Wikipedia?
Wikipedia is a nice place to start.
Use it to:
- explore background
- learn new search terms
- learn how something works
- discover some secrets
- gain new insights
Strategies with Wikipedia:
- Visit the external links at the bottom of the page
- Explore the references in the articles (and then visit those references)
- After you learn new terms and ideas, then visit our Databases
Use Wikipedia as a way to inform your research!
RADCAB- Website Evaluation
“RADCAB”™ is a great checklist to think about when using websites. Created by Karen M. Christensson, each link leads to her website going into further detail.
Should I Cite Google as a Source?
Google is not an expert resource; it only leads you to sources (some expert, many not).
You must be the expert evaluator of the sources you find, not Google.
You must not cite Google; you must cite the resource your Google search takes you to.
Google is a quick, efficient, and simple way to gather information on just about any topic, but the quality and accuracy of the information is not always reliable.