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EDNS 151 -- Design 151: Find Web Sites

This guide contains links and search tips for the students taking EDNS 151.

Why use Web Resources?

Websites provide up-to-the minute news and information about current events, trends, and controversial topics.  They may also contain government publications such as reports, statistics, legislation and service information; interviews, newspaper articles; research reports; conference/workshop/symposium papers; maps and other types of resources.  

Web Sites for your Design Project

Here are some credible websites to help you get started on your project:

Here is a good example of a website that you should probably avoid for your project, because it:

  • Was written by undergraduate students
  • Has few citations or links out to research content

Rewilding Vermont: https://blog.uvm.edu/jtruong-nr104rewildingvt/

Finding Good Web Resources

Use these good search habits to find high quality, authoritative sources on the internet:

1)  Limit your Google Search by domain -- add site:. before a domain, such as .gov or .edu. 

2) Use Google Scholar, instead of the regular Google search box to find for scholarly articles

3) Let the Google Scholar citation help you find related articles, create a citation or get the full text from the library

Evaluating Websites Tutorial

Source: Evaluating Websites, video tutorial, by Emily Bongiovanni and Brianna Buljung, Colorado School of Mines Arthur Lakes Library under a CC-BY-NC license