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Evaluating Web Resources


Thinking Critically about WWW Resources
A MUST READ
http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/college/help/critical/index.htm

Evaluating Internet Resources
http://library.albany.edu/internet/evaluate.html

Research on the Net
http://www.sofweb.vic.edu.au/internet/index.htm




Evaluating the information you find on the internet is a critical skill. Anyone can create a homepage on any topic, there are no safeguards in place guaranteeing subject expertise or accuracy in statistics or preventing deliberate misinformation. While few people intend to mislead information can be misused.

Some Questions To Ask

Authorship

Origin

Content

COMMON SENSE. If you have suspicions about the quality of the work and can't satisfy those suspicions by what you see and find, don't use the work.