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  • The video below will introduce the idea of evaluating websites.
  • Go to the "Asking Wh__ Questions" tab to get some basic ideas about evaluating websites by asking Who, What, When, Where, and Why.
  • The CRAAP test tab will present a test to help determine what sites are good and what aren't.
  • The Sites for More tab will provide links to other evaluation methods and search tools that can help you start with a more scholarly search or explore different parts of the Web.
  • The Databases, Google & Wikipedia tab will answer questions about where and how to find good information.

Beginning to Evaluate

This video is from Western Libraries. It explains in a simple way how to evaluate web site information.

All About Evaluation


Get Deep!

Get deeper knowledge by reading up on your skills! Find serious information on how to find serious information with these books:

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Online information and Research - hal marcovitz
ISBN: 9781601521927
Publication Date: 2011-08-01
so much info is available nowaways via the Internet that its hard to know whats good info and whats not; theres no doubt that info is easier to come by now (on all topics from health concerns to building a car to where to shop for best deals, etc) and that can be a very good thing but it could also be viewed as too much a good thing; whose info can you trust; whats the qualilty of the info avail; is it biased, is it influenced by advertising, is it bogus; is a google world necessarily an informed world; affects of 24 hr news cycles; print vs online research; blogs; what efforts are being made to address these issues and what are the ramifications.

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Cyber Literacy - Susan R. Gregson
ISBN: 9781404213531
Publication Date: 2008-01-01
Offers a practical guide on evaluating online information that can help students become safe, smart cyber citizens.


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