Answered By: Heidi Beke-Harrigan
Last Updated: Aug 08, 2016     Views: 47

Websites can provide a wealth of useful information, especially when exploring a topic, searching for statistics, and looking up government information or organizations. The key is to know what you are looking at and to evaluate the information. When using internet resources consider:

  • Accuracy - Can you verify the information elsewhere? Are there links to other sources or a bibliography?
  • Authorship - Who wrote the information and why? Are they an expert in the field?
  • Objectivity - Is the information biased? How much depth is provided?
  • Timeliness - Is the content current? When was the website last updated? Are links current?

 

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