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The Hulbert Taft, Jr. Library
FIND RELIABLE WEBSITES
Britannica Academic On your article page, click on Related for links to recommended websites.
SweetSearch History, A Search Engine for Students searches only credible websites approved by research experts. (Note: Disregard Advertisements that may appear at the top of your search result list.)
Google Limit your search to more reliable domains by including the phrase AND site:edu OR site:gov OR site:ac.uk (edu for educational institutions in the U.S.; gov for U.S. federal and state government entities; ac.uk for educational institutions in the United Kingdom)
Note that universities may allow their students to use the edu domain. If there is a tilde (~) in the address, it may be a personal student page which is not monitored by the institution. In this case it may not be a reliable site.
CITING WEBSITES IN NOODLETOOLS
PLEASE NOTE: Do not copy and paste complete citations from web pages if given. NoodleTools cannot generate footnotes from copies and pasted citation.
Remember: a website is an online source you discover through Google (or another search engine) as opposed to a subscription database you access through the library.
To cite a source on a website, choose Website.
- Websites can contain many kinds of sources including: Reference articles, ebook content, journal articles, primary sources, newspaper articles, speech transcripts, images, etc.
- If you can't determine it, select the source type from the list under Website in NoodleTools.
- If it's not clear what type of source it is, choose Webpage.
If you would like help evaluating a source, see (or email) Mr. Padgett, Ms. Taylor, or Mr. Previti.
We're happy to help!