Since it can be difficult to verify the credibility of internet sources, you must critically analyze each web source. Some things to keep in mind when evalulating source include:
At any step of the research process, you can consult an LRC staff member for assistance.
There are many search engines available to utilize for your research. The most popular search engines in the U.S. are (in alphabetical order):
You may also find the following websites helpful in addition to search engines.
For a complete list of search engines, see Wikipedia.
Boolean Search Terms
For information on how to use boolean search terms in a search engine, please watch this video: Boolean Searching.
NUHS Staff Picks
Being Mortal by Atul Gawande is a must-read for anyone who expects to get old or who has aging parents (so, basically everyone). Dealing with the difficulties and decisions of aging and end-of-life issues is depicted in humane, thoughtful and heart-felt real-life vignettes. Being Mortal is a compassionate book to initiate the discussions that we need to have. This book also is available electronically through eReadIllinois on our eResources page.