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Evaluating Internet Sources

Why is it important to critically evaluate information found on the Internet? Mainly because anyone can publish information on the Internet. The Internet does not have reviewers or editors; there is no quality control. There is no guarantee that the information you find is accurate. Many pages are not updated.

Here are two excellent sites that offer detailed guidance in evaluating Internet sources:

> Evaluating Web Pages: Techniques to Apply & Questions to Ask (from University of California – Berkeley)

> Evaluating Information Found on the Internet (from The Johns Hopkins University)

Also helpful is the UCF Libraries' InfoLit module, "Evaluating Web Sites."