Limit your web results by:
Limiting to a particular domain. Include :.gov (for example) to limit to only results with a .gov domain.
Need to get rid of a particular subject from your search? Use the minus symbol immediately before your search. For example: -cat will get rid of any results that has cat in it.
Need an exact phrase? Use quotation marks. For example: "Childhood Obesity" will give me those exact words together as a phrase in my results.
.gov- government website.
.org- organizational website. Check out the about me page to find out more about it.
.edu- educational website. Some educational institutions may be for profit, so be aware.
.com- commercial website. They may be trying to sell a product or service, so use information cautiously.
Common Source Types
Article- this can be through a well recognized newspaper, blog, or organization. Articles can be produced for a variety of reasons, and made available online for free or behind a pay wall. Be aware of the site where you get research from online.
Blog post- Blog posts are often written by individuals, for a variety of purposes. You should determine authority of the author before confidently using a blog post in research.