Most college students use research databases to find good sources. A research database is an online place where you can search for articles from trustworthy sources.
Some research databases even have e-books!
Students can even use their smartphones or tablets to access databases and do research.
Because there's so much info on the internet it's super important to use the 5W's test to decide if websites are trustworthy.
To help you decide is website is authoritative, look at web address endings:
|.gov||(Government): Official info from/about the U.S government. Example: www.whitehouse.gov|
|.edu||(Educational Institution): Purpose is to educate/provide info about a college, university, or school. Example: www.cscc.edu|
|.org||(Organization): A non-profit organization.May or may not promote a point of view. Example: www.cancer.org|
|.com||(Commercial): Purpose is to sell goods/services, or to provide information about a company. Example: www.amazon.com|
|.net||(Network): Often includes personal web pages or community websites. Example: www.texasbigfoot.net|
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