Use the menu on the left-hand side of your screen to access selected online resources to start your research on the Worldwide Web.
Internet Evaluation Tools When searching online, always evaluate the sites you find and ask:
1) Who published the site? (look for an author's name or host institution such as a university or art gallery)
- Evaluation Tip : try a Google search or, even better, an AGent search of the author's name to see if they are an authority in their field
2) Why was it published? (is the site meant to inform, entertain or sell something?)
- Evaluation Tip: look for sponsoring advertisements on the site or use Business Source Complete for background information on the sponsoring institution
3) Whether it authoritative or academically sound
- Evaluation Tip : go to Google Advanced Search, scroll down and enter the web URL into the "Page-Specific Search--Links"; you can find out other sites that link to the page in question. If other universities, libraries or professional organizations are linking to it, then it is likely offers scholarly content
Internet Evaluation Sites use the following to learn more about web evaluation:
InfoLit Global: Information Literacy Resources Directory
TA database of information literacy materials created by the International Federation of Library Association and Institutions (IFLA) on behalf of UNESCO.
The Good the Bad and the Ugly: Or Why It's a Good Idea to Evaluate Web Sources
Provides information regarding evaluating Internet sites with helpful online examples.
Evaluate Web Pages
A web tutorial and set of exercises dealing with all aspects of web evaluation (Widener University).
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