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HAS 1200 Introduction to Animal Science

Databases

Did you know there is a way to search across all of our databases?

You can search across all the databases with Spartan Search, which is the search box you see on the Phillips Library home page. You can also access it here

After you search for something, use tools on the left side to filter. Peer-reviewed and available online are particularly useful options. You can also filter by the resource type (articles, books, etc.), the subject, or the journal-title. Once you have made your selections, be sure to apply the filters. If you want to lock them in for future searches, there is a remember filters option that will lock them in!

You can also search in individual databases that may be relevant to you, like these.

Evaluating Resources

C.R.A.P. Checklist

The C.R.A.P. Checklist can help determine the quality and accuracy of websites and other sources. The checklist covers:

  • Currency
  • Reliability
  • Authority
  • Purpose

Google Search

Google Search

Use the limiter site: to filter for websites that end in a specific domain.

Examples

  • site:.gov  returns sites that end with .gov
  • site:.edu  returns sites that end with .edu
  • site:.org  returns sites that end with .org

screenshot of Google search bar for site:.gov Aurora, Illinois

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