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Herbal Sciences

Web-searching Tips

Internet searching for hard-to-find and cutting edge information

If you are having trouble locating information on an herb, try the web. Be sure to evaluate the quality of the websites you choose. For example, look for a statement of who is responsible for the content, when it was last updated, and who the information is targeted to.

Three efficient ways to search the Web:

  • Search websites that are recommended and/or evaluated by experts and professionals, such as faculty, library staff and authorities in the field.
  • Use advanced search features that are available in major search engines such as Google. (Run a search, then, click Advanced Search and set limits such as date to narrow your results.

Botanical Websites

How to Evaluate Websites

Not everything on the web is credible! This guide has tips for critically evaluating websites.



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