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Website Evaluation

In this era of information overload it is important that you become critical users of information, able to select the best quality information for your needs. To do this you need to be able to:

  • detect bias
  • understand the purpose of the website
  • recognise misinformation

The following websites will help you develop your skills in information seeking on the internet:

Comparing & Evaluating Web Information Sources - Jamie McKenzie FNO

http://www.fno.org/jun97/eval.html

Hoax? Scholarly Research? Personal Opinion? Hoax? You Decide! - UCLA

http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/college/help/hoax/index.htm

Evaluating Web Sites - Lesley University

http://www.lesley.edu/library/guides/research/evaluating_web.html