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PSY 216: Lifespan Human Development Prof. Gaudino-Goering: Websites

Evaluating Websites

 

BEFORE YOU USE INFORMATION FROM THE WEB, 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?

 

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.

Some Good Websites

These websites from universities and government agencies provide reliable, accurate information.

Google Advanced Search

You can limit the results of your search by using Google advanced search. Enter .gov or .edu in the site or domain box.