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Evaluating Information Sources

A list of articles to help you decide what to believe on the Internet.

How to Judge the Reliability of Internet Information

Assessing Reliability Students who are accustomed to doing research in libraries face new issues when they start doing research on the Internet. Before a book or journal appears in a university library, it has usually gone through a number of checks to make sure the information in it is reliable.

When Can You Trust an Internet Source?

The Internet is a great tool for research, but it is also a public forum, where anyone can make a claim or an assertion. If you find an article that provides relevant information for your research topic, you should take care to investigate the source to make sure it is valid and reliable.

Evaluating Web Pages: Techniques to Apply & Questions to Ask

Why evaluate Web pages (many examples of good and bad pages, Checklist for evaluating, Techniques for finding out who is responsible, who owns the domain name

Purdue OWL: Establishing Arguments

These OWL resources will help you develop and refine the arguments in your writing.

Guide to Healthy Web Surfing: MedlinePlus

Find information on health conditions, wellness issues, and more in easy-to-read language on MedlinePlus, the up-to-date, trusted health information site from the NIH and the National Library of Medicine.