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Credibility Continuum

With so much information readily available, how do you know what sources to trust? Use this guide to help determine the credibility of various information sources.

Overview

Google Search Tips

Searching by type of site

Site:gov restricts search results to government websites
Site:edu restricts search results to college and university website
 

Searching by specific site

Site:nytimes.com limits results to New York Times
•Site:economist.com limits results to the Economist

Basic Tips for Evaluating Web Pages

•gov = government
•edu = college or university
•org = non profit organization
•com= company
•net = network of computers
•mil = US military