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How To Do Research: Using Website Resources

A guide on how to conduct academic research.

Domain Names

The domain of a website (the postscript at the end of a web address) can be a good indicator of the the website's authority and accuracy.

  • .com Commercial Site

  • .gov Government Agency

  • .edu Higher Education

  • .org Organization. May be charitable, religious, or a lobbying group.

  • .mil Military

  • .net Internet Service Provider

Evaluating Websites as Research Sources

How do I evaluate websites for credibility?