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RLST 2760: Islam in America (Nguyen)

Web Searching

Searches on the Open Web can often return irrelevant or non-scholarly results.  Begin your searches in the library catalogs and databases whenever you can; however, Web searches can sometimes be useful for discovering scholarly sources.  Try limiting your search by various domains, or narrow your search using these search tips:

Limit your search by domain:​

Limit your search to words in the title:

Remove unwanted results:

Archived Websites

Use these sources to find older versions of current websites or websites that are no longer available on the web.

Evaluating Websites, Non-Profits, & Think Tanks

Apply many of the same criteria that you would use to evaluate books and journal articles to assess websites.

For think tanks and other non-profits, these two sources are good starting points:

Additional Tips for Searching

Use the Google Advanced Search screen to conduct advanced searches including, but not limited to, those types listed above.

See Google's Cheat Sheet for further tips on constructing and refining your searches.

See Nancy Blachman's GoogleGuide for even more tips.