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ART 100: Prof. Guest's Contemporary Art Project: Websites

Evaluating Websites

Before you use material from the Internet, evaluate the site.


WHO- is the author or sponsor?

Is it a reliable person, site?


WHAT- information is provided?

Does it match other information from valid sources?


WHEN- was the information posted/ updated?

Is it current?


WHERE- does the information come from?

Is it a reputable source such as .edu or .gov?


WHY- is the information there?

Is it there to inform and educate without bias?

Websites

Featured website ART21:

Domains

The domain tells you the source of your website.

.EDU = college or university

.GOV = government agency

.ORG= organization

.COM = commercial website

.NET = network

For reliable information, look for sources with .edu or .gov endings.

NYT and NPR

Art & Design news from The New York Times and NPR

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