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JOU 101 Introduction to Journalism: Internet

Information Evaluation Resources

For an overview of evaluation criteria for information, look at the Evaluating Internet Resources handout.  For additional information, use Module 5 of the Information Literacy Tutorial.

Search Engines and Search Tips

You are encouraged to use our library resources for the bulk of your research, but that being said there are many great resources available on the Internet. Be sure to evaluate them carefully before using them in your projects - while there are high quality, authoritative sources on the Internet, the opposite is true as well!

One good tip we can offer is to use the Advanced Search feature of Google and limit your results to .gov or .edu sites (see the "site or domain" area).

One more tip on Internet searching:  do not buy anything!  If you encounter an article and you have to pay for it, let us know.  We can likely access it for free via our databases or you may be able to order for free via our Interlibrary Loan service.

Your Librarians / Ask for Help

Need help with something? Ask Us for Help!

If you are on-campus you are encouraged to stop by the Library and ask for help, we welcome the opportunity to work with you.

If you are off-campus and we are open your best option is to call the Reference Desk at 315-786-2482 and ask for one of us. You can also contact us via email or if you need immediate assistance and we are not open, you can chat with a librarian online (likely not a JCC librarian, but helpful nonetheless) as outlined on our "Ask for Help" web page.

We look forward to working with you!

John Thomas ( / 315-786-2314)

Beverly Scarpulla ( / 315-786-2224)