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ESS 205 -- Introduction to Physical Geology (Fall 2019): Surfing the Internet

Surfing the Internet

Internet Search Tips

Pick one or two search engines and learn how to use them well. Refer to the HELP features to make sure you can create a search that will find the most relevant items and eliminate marginal and unhelpful sites.


Consider using Google Scholar. A Google Scholar search eliminates the advertising and commercial sites and helps you locate scholarly items.


Use critical thinking skills and evaluate the websites you find.