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  1. Web Evaluation

  2. Check the Source: Reading URLs https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/br.html "https" hypertext transfer protocol secure "www" World Wide Web “cia" second-level domain name; designates the server's location “gov" top-level domain name “library" directory name “publications" sub-directory name “the-world-factbook & geos" folder and sub-folder names "br" file name "html" file type

  3. Check the Source: Reading URLs Top-Level Domains .edu-- educational site .com-- commercial business site .gov-- U.S. governmental/non-military site .mil-- U.S. military sites & agencies .net-- networks, internet service providers, organizations .org-- U.S. non-profit organizations and others Research Wisely!

  4. Site Sponsor/Publisher • Who’s responsible for site? • Government agency or other official source? • University? • Business, Corporation or other commercial interest? • Rule of Thumb: GOV & EDU present accurate info • NET, ORG, MIL & COM – have personal or organizational agendas

  5. Check the Vitals • Last date updated? • Contact info? Name, address, phone #, email • Credentials/Qualifications? • About us/Mission Statement? • Corporations, Non-Profit & Government Agencies may not list authors

  6. Check the Content! • Who can publish? • Web Sites vs. Scholarly Books & Journal Articles • Distinguish btw • Promotion • Advertising • Serious Content (academic, weather, news?) • Objective? • Biased? • Well-written? Grammar errors? Typos? • Check accuracy against content on other credible sites • Links work? • Ads?

  7. What about Wikipedia? • Most awesomest, comprehensivist encyclopedia in the history of the world • Literary style—uneven • Who the heck is writing it? • You can’t cite it in academic research! • Your professor will flunk you!