Google can be a great way to find out introductory and background information on your topic. Just remember CRAP when deciding if what you find is appropriate to use for background information or your actual paper.
-Currency- How old is it?
-Reliability- Does it cite it's sources? Is the content primarily opinion?
-Authority- Does it come from a reputable source?
-Purpose- Why is the page put of the web?
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