Evaluating Online Science Resources


“Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital sources, using advanced searches effectively; Assess the strengths and limitations of each source in terms of the specific task, purpose and audience; To draw evidence from informational texts to support analysis, reflection and research.”

TIP: Use QUOTES when searching for and verifying evidence.


Databases can provide the most relevant AUTHORITATIVE sources from academic and peer reviewed journals.

about the Academic Search Complete Database


As of June, 2015, there were 30 thousand trillion URLs on the web! Use Advanced Google Search Operators to draw specific evidence from websites:

allintext:“your search” (no space after colon; use quotes for phrases)

example: allintext:”trajectory of a falling body”

allintitle:“your search” (no space after colon; use quotes for phrases)

example: allintitle:Trajectory Newton

For the very latest in Science news, go to Google News!


Google Books: For Print Sources, search the Full Text of over 30 Million Books! Use QUOTES.




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