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Useful resources for 4th year biology thesis students at UTSC.

  Effective web searching

There is no control over the content that is published on the internet.

Before you conduct research, you should become familiar with strategies to effectively evaluate the information you find while searching the web.

Decoding Domains

Commonly recognized top-level domains:

  • .edu = educational site (usually a university or college)
  • .com = commercial business site
  • .gov = U.S. governmental/non-military site
  • .mil = U.S. military sites and agencies
  • .net = networks, internet service providers, organizations
  • .org = U.S. non-profit organizations and others

Examples of Internet country code top-level domains:

  • .ca = Canadian site
  • .uk = United Kingdom site


Google Search Strategies