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Art 201: Interviewing the Object Project: Websites

Websites

Evaluating Websites

Before you use material from the Internet, evaluate the site by asking:


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?


Find out more about credible sources in this tutorial.

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.