Google has no idea what your search words mean. It looks for web pages where those words appear.
Know what you're looking for and use related words or synonyms to get better search results.
Finding information on the internet is easy, but anyone can publish anything on line.
When you use Google or social media to find information, how do you know it can be trusted? How do you know it's not biased?
To evaluate websites, we recommend using the CRAAP test. The CRAAP test was developed by the Meriam Library at California State University at Chico. By utilizing the five criteria that make up the CRAAP test you can determine whether or not any source, from website to encyclopedia entry, is credible.
Make a copy of this document to easily evaluate internet sources.
Perkins, Kendra. “The CRAAP Test: An Easy & Fun Way to Evaluate Research Sources.” RefME, 19 Apr. 2016, URL no longer available.