Brainstorm variations of keywords for your topic:
Continue to search and revise your search as you learn more about your topic.
THE NOTE-TAKING PROCESS
Citing Your Sources
TIPS for evaluating web sites courtesy of NoodleTools' Information Evaluation tool, pages 5-10 (see box above):
Look for a named author:
How do I evaluate a contributor's authority?
A contributor's expertise and credentials should relate to your subject. A credible Web page author might:
Tip: To learn more, search the author's name in quotes.
Every author has opinions and a worldview that shape his or her treatment of a subject. As you read the Web page, ask yourself how the author's views and affiliations might affect the presentation or omission of information.
To verify web site's name, cut the URL back to the homepage.