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How to research: Websites

Help finding and evaluating resources.
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Websites can provide valuable evidence to support your research and authoritative sources such as academic institutions, government departments and research bodies often use the internet to make important data available quickly and freely.  

However, websites can potentially be authored by anyone so you will need to spend more time assessing their reliability than you would with books or peer-reviewed journal articles. 

More information to help you assess the quality of material that you find on the web can be found in the Evaluating Resources tab.

There are lists of useful websites on our subject guides.

Google Scholar

Google Scholar is a great way of searching for information and is a useful supplement to database searches. More information can be found on the library website.

Google Scholar Search