Search engines are very broad, generic tools. They don't search the Web in real-time; hence, there will be some broken links. "Top Searches" are sites with the most hits (clicks) and the most people linking to them. These are some of our favorites.
Google has an "I'm Feeling Lucky" button which searches everything again for different results. Google works better with specific terms -- generic terms bring up a lot of results.
Finds most sites related to your topic.
Meta search engines search many different engines at the same time.When Evaluating Web Resources....
...Consider the following: authorship, publishing body, point of view, bias, referral to other sources, verifiability, currency, how to distinguish propaganda, misinformation, and disinformation.
- Evaluating Web Resources
- Evaluating Information Found on the Internet
- Checklist for an Information Web Page -- Widener University
- Evaluating Web Resources -- Cornell University Library
- Thinking critically about World Wide Web Resources -- UCLA Library Help Guide
- Web Evaluation Materials -- Widener University