You Be The Judge. Evaluating Web Resources. When you have an assignment to write a paper, do a research report, or just search for information on a topic, the Internet is one information source you can turn to. ?. BUT, how do you know whether you have found a
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do a research report, or just search for information
on a topic, the Internet is one information source you
can turn to.
BUT, how do you know
whether you have found a
good, reliable website?
Since there is no review board to check the information to make sure it is accurate or appropriate for your needs, it is up to you.
You are the judge!
I am the judge!
In order to be a good judge there are specific things you should look for when you view and evaluate a site.
Let’s try looking at a site to see if you can come up with some strategies to use.
Take a look at the following site: http://18.104.22.168/library/research/AIDSFACTS.htm.
Like a detective, search for clues that show you it is a trustworthy site or an unreliable one.
Write as many down as you can and prepare to share your findings with the class.
Overall, this is a _________ site.
To be a good judge the following are things to consider when evaluating a site:
Remember, just because you are successful finding some sites that match your research topic it doesn’t mean that your job is over.
Don’t forget to be the judge!
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