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BIO4990 Senior Capstone in Biological Sciences - Fall 2017 - Johnston


Government Websites

You can find government websites through the A-Z Index of U.S. Government Departments and Agencies


Using a Search Engine to Find Government Websites

Use search engines like Google to search through government websites.  Add "" to your search to limit your web search to only .gov websites. 


When choosing to do research using websites outside of the Phillips Library resources,  multiple aspects should be considered in the evaluation of website reliability. 

The S.C.R.A.P. Checklist, found here, can help determine the quality and accuracy of websites. The checklist covers:

  • Substance
  • Currency
  • Reliability
  • Authority
  • Purpose