ENG300 - Stories of Literature: Finding Government Websites

A Guide for the Social Awareness & Action Stories of Literature Capstone Project

Finding Credible Websites

When searching the free web, it is always useful to know what you are looking for.  Remember, in contrast to databases, which are paid for, websites are freely accessible and anyone can make one.  Be sure to evaluate anything you find on the free web.  Links included below have already been vetted by a librarian.  When searching for government websites, try filtering for those in Google by adding "site:.gov" after your search term.  Also, always look at the "further reading", "references", or "bibliography" in your sources.  This is an effective way to find more reliable sources if the source you have evaluated is credible.  To evaluate websites you find, try using the website evaluation checklist linked here.  

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OWHL Answers

Selected Websites with National Government Information

***When citing any of the sources below in Noodletools, to get the correct form for a source, choose "Where is it"? --> Website, "What is it"? --> Webpage.  If you are citing something other than a webpage, like an excerpt of a book or an image found on a website, you will find choices for those forms in NT.  If you are unsure, ask a librarian on "OWHL Answers"!

Selected Websites with States' Government Information

***When citing any of the sources below in Noodletools, to get the correct form for a source, choose "Where is it"? --> Website, "What is it"? --> Webpage.  If you are citing something other than a webpage, like an excerpt of a book or an image found on a website, you will find choices for those forms in NT.  If you are unsure, ask a librarian on "OWHL Answers"!