Sift the sites
Decide which sites are valuable and which ones are duds. The official website for your search term is usually a safe bet.
Wouldn't it be great if the best site would jump out at you!The problem however, is that anyone can claim to be the official site!
For this specific search, any information you found from the Olympic or United States Bobsled Federation websites should be accurate. If you can't trust the experts, whom can you trust?
Here are some other safe bets:
- .gov—The US government maintains these sites. These are valuable resources for accurate information.
- .org—Organizations like clubs, churches, and non-profits use these sites. Information on these sites is usually from the official source, and usually there is no advertising!
- .edu—Educational facilities use these sites. Chances are the information will be factual, and without advertising.
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No matter how perfect a fact might seem for your paper, it won't be much use if it isn't correct. Your teacher will likely be able to detect false information like this, so don't take the chance.
Put it all together
- Done a specific search with the right engines
- Obtained a long list of sites
- Deleted the bad ones
- Gathered your information
- Made your outline
Now start writing and get that paper out of the way! It may not be time for bobsledding but the weekend's just ahead!