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Evaluating Websites: Introduction

Learn how to determine whether or not a web site is reliable.

Why Evaluate Websites?

When you're writing research papers, the sources you use have to be authoritative.

That is, they must be written/produced by people who have expert knowledge about the topic under consideration.

As you know, not all websites are produced by experts. How do you decide what's authoritative for your topic and what isn't?

This guide gives you some things to think about as you begin to evaluate websites.

Ebooks on Evaluating the Web

Explore these books online through the library: