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Web Site Evaluation: Start Here

The Internet allows researchers to gather information from all over the world making the skill of evaluating what you find vital. Use this guide to help decide which web sites are accurate, authoritative, current and reliable.

Why Evaluate Web Sites?

There are no editors or fact-checkers to prevent an incorrect or biased site from being created. Not all the information found on the web is useful or accurate.

This guide will help students analyze web sites for their value in research.

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Where to Start

Use the tabs above to learn how to analyze a web site. Remember:

A quality resource contains accurate, current facts presented by an author whose credentials you can verify.

A poor choice for a web site might contain outdated data or inaccurate facts presented by an unidentifiable author.

Web Site Evaluation Video