Authority -- what are the author's experience, credentials, or affiliations? What are their affiliations? look for sources with named authors who have the experience and knowledge
Credibility -- where is the author getting their information? Do they list their sources?
Audience/Purpose -- is the author speaking to a particular audience? Do they have a particular perspective, or agenda? Are they trying to sell you something?
Currency -- does the website have a date? Is it maintained and updated?
Websites: AIDS and Evolution for Assignment #3
- American Anthropological Association - founded in 1902, the American Anthropological Association (AAA) is the world's largest organization of individuals interested in anthropology
- Anthropology Resources on the Internet - from the American Anthropological Association
- Directory of Open Access Journals -- free, full text, quality scientific and scholarly journals. Do a search for "physical anthropology" or browse the anthropology journals.
- Anthropological Papers of the American Museum of Natural History -- Anthropological Papers, published continuously since 1907, are monographic volumes that include some of the great ethnographies of the 20th century, particularly on North American Indians.
- PrimateLit -- PrimateLit database provides citations for scientific literature on nonhuman primates.
- Becoming Human -- interactive multimedia, research and scholarship on the course of human evolution.
http://humanorigins.si.edu/ (Smithsonian’s human origins website)
http://www.janegoodall.org/ (Jane Goodall Institute)
http://www.sapiens.org/ (Anthropology / Everything Human)
http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evolibrary/home.php (UC Berkeley evolution website)
https://www.nih.gov/ (NIH website—disease/health/genetics)
https://www.cdc.gov/ (CDC website—disease/health/genetics)