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Assessing Online Sources

A note on assessing web sources. 

Not all websites are created equal! Anyone can make a webpage. For academic purposes, it is important to always consider the following when using the web as part of your research: 


  • who made the page? Are they an expert in the knowledge that is being presented? 


  •  is the information appropriate for your assignment/research? Consider things like language, age level. 


  • how old is the page? Is the information itself current? When was the page last updated? 


  • is there a bias to the point of view of the page? Is it hidden or overt? 


  • what is the purpose of the site? Does it inform, sell, persuade to an opinion?

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