It's easy to get information overload. Make sure to use the most accurate information available in your research. Here are a couple of great sites with tips on how to critically evaluate your information resources.
Use Google's Advanced Search to limit by date, language and more
Use Operators in Google Searches
Some favorite operators to remember:
Use quotes to search for a phrase in Google
Exclude a word by adding a dash (-) before it
Search for similar words by adding a tilde (~) before a word (located in the top left of your keyboard)
Limit to specific sites or domains using "site:"
For example: [social conflict southeast asia site:edu]
will search for social conflict southeast asia only on sites ending with .edu
General search tips:
Choose effective keywords- what words are likely to appear in the results your want? What other words might be used?
To search for text on a page:
press the Ctrl and the F keys at the same time (PC) or press the command and F keys at the same time (Mac)
When searching the article databases, use these tips for better results:
Suggested catalog subjects: Cities and Towns -- United States | Emigration and Immigration -- Social Aspects | Gentrification -- United States | Immigrants -- United States -- Social Conditions | Minorities -- United States | Minorities -- United States -- Social Conditions | Race -- Social Aspects -- United States | Sex Role | United States -- Emigration and Immigration -- Government Policy | Urban Policy