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Research Assistance: Search the Web

Search the Web 

Search the websites below to find secondary sources for your assessments. 


Google Scholar Search

GOOGLE Scholar

Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature.

From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts, and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities, and other web sites.

Google Scholar helps you find relevant work across the world of scholarly research.

Wayback Machine

Explore more than 446 billion web pages saved over time


The WayBack machine is a digital archive of the World Wide Web. 

Travel back in time to see what websites used to look like. 


Google Web Search


Google is a great starting point to begin your research, NOT end it. It will enable you to identify the context of the subject and provide a broad overview of your topic. 

Beware: Google has disadvantages. 

  • Lacks credibility
  • Information can be bias, incorrect or out of date



Wikipedia is a free online encyclopedia. It is a good place to search for general information 

about your topic. It is recommended that you DO NOT use Wikipedia as a source in your assessments.