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PLS 202

Subject-Specific Encyclopedias/Databases

Newspapers

Blogs

BlogSearchEngine.Org:  Tool for searching many blogs including .gov, .edu, .org as well as .com sites.

Search Blog Spot:: Tool for searching blogs that are on Blogspot (a free blog creation/hosting site sponsored by Google.

Popular Magazines

Magazines on Google: Some popular magazines found on Google.

Evaluating Websites

1. Websites must be evaluated

Use of Wikipedia

Main site: Wikipedia

How it should be used:

  • Gather background information
  • Generate search terms
  • Find other resources in bibliography/reference section

Cannot be cited because:

  • Currency (No guarantee when specific information has been updated)
  • Authority (Authors cannot be identified; not necessarily experts)
  • Point of View (Do not know if author has bias)