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ENG 102: "The Alchemist" Prof. Saxena's classes: Websites

A guide to library resources covering Paulo Coelho's novel The Alchemist

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.

Web pages on Paulo Coelho

The internet is the place to go popular reading articles, including news, reviews, opinions, author websites,and light biographical materials (not scholarly analysis).  The following are some website articles about Paulo Coelho.


The following websites may be useful for finding additional materials:


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.