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Graduate Writing Camp

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Web Searching Tips

When using web pages or documents for university research, you want to find quality sources, ones that are reliable and authoritative. Following is just one tip for using the internet search engine Google to help you find quality sources.

Google Advance Search

Domain Searching
With the Google Advanced Search you can limit your searches to specific kinds of sites, for example:

.org--for organizations of all kinds

.edu--for educational institutions

.gov--for government sites

Generally speaking, pages and documents from the kinds of sites listed above are more acceptable for university and "serious" research. Look for the Domain box.

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