Finding high quality websites
Finding websites is easy. Finding high quality websites that you can confidently use in a paper is a different matter. These techniques will work in Google and some other search engines:
FOCUS ON ACADEMIC WEBSITES
Adding "site:edu" gets only web pages from colleges and universities.
forbidden fruit paradise lost site:edu
USE ACADEMIC TERMINOLOGY
Search on terms you've seen in scholarly books and articles, or that you think academic authors would be likely to use.
TRY WEB DIRECTORIES
These are relatively small, but highly selective. They include only websites that meet standards of reliability, timeliness, etc. Use the subject menus or search by general terms.
ipl2 - from the Internet Public Library (but includes many sites useful for academic research).
InfoMine - from UC Riverside.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
See our Find Websites page.