Haddonfield Memorial
High School Library
Databases & Digital Reference
Web Search Engines and Web/Social Media EvaluationTools
Documenting Sources
Protecting Personal Information
Using Social Media
Using Information Ethically
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Web Search Tools
Google A "whole web" search engine.  Actually, it cannot search the hidden web, i.e. web pages blocked by login or registration requirements. Google Advanced Search Narrow your search results by setting more specific parameters.
Duck Duck Go A "do not track" search engine created for those who don't want their searching activities monitored. Yippy A search engine that puts results into clusters and allows you to limit your search by subject or topic.
Google Scholar Searches articles, theses, books, abstracts, and court opinions from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities, and other web sites.  Due to copyright law, many of the sources appear as abstracts or in partial form, yet there are also many complete sources.

Web/Social Media Evaluation Tools
Evaluation Criteria (.doc)
Guidelines for evaluating websites Web
Evaluation Checklist (.rtf)
A checklist developed by the University of California Berkley
Evaluating Social Media Postings (.doc) A question-based worksheet Web

A question-based web evaluation worksheet

Media Literacy and Fact-checking Sites
FactCheck.org: Fake News FactCheck.org
Snopes.com Politifact
Instructional Websites and Videos
"What's "Fake News"? 60 Minutes Producers Investigate" "Fake News Fooling Millions!"
"Inside a Fake News Sausage Factory:
'This is All About Income
' "
"Can a Pro-Trump Meme Maker Get a Real News Scoop?"
"New Divisions" Media Bias/Fact Check (MBFC News)
How to Spot Fake News. Factcheck.org The Problem with Fake News
(and how our students can solve it)
Media Literacy: The Problem with the Term 'Fake News"