When you need to research something, where do you start? Most of us answer this question with “Google“, and “Wikipedia“. But if you’re researching online with Google and Wikipedia as your main tools, you’re only hitting the tip of the iceberg. While these offer some great basic information on a huge variety of subjects, if you want to delve deeper, you need a wider variety of sources to choose from.
The handy infographic below takes a look at different methods of online research, and gives a flowchart flush with a number of different web search options for you to try out. So the next time your students hand you a bibliography full of Wikipedia this and that, you’ll have a number of different places to point them. This particular graphic offers a strong selection of sites that rank sources based on a number of credibility factors, which can play into an excellent lesson on checking the reliability of sources on the web.