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Consider the Source - Use recognized authorities.  Know who is responsible for the content.

Focus on quality - All Web sites are not created equal.  Is the information reviewed before it is posted?

Be a cyberskeptic - Does the information use deliberately obscure, "scientific" sounding language? 

Look for the evidence - Rely on research, not opinion.  Does the site identify the author? 

Check for currency - Look for the latest information  Is the information current?

Beware of bias - what is the purpose? Who is providing the funding? Who pays for the site?

Source:  MedlinePlus Guide to Healthy Web Surfing 2016



Advanced Google Search can help you focus your search:

  • Search domains:  .edu, .gov, .org
  • Search a phrase:  "Postpartum Depression"
  • Search a region:  Syria

Google Scholar

  • search scholarly books & articles

Google News

  • search online news sources



  • Social Justice Resources: Websites - websites, online magazines and journals covering race, sex, gender, sexual orientation, class, ability/disability, religion, age (Univ. of Kansas Libraries)
  • Social Issues Websites - Lists of websites on a wide variety of social issues (Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison)
  • Social Justice Resources - Websites on alternative press, criminal, legal, & restorative justice, education, the environment, health & welfare, and peace and social justice

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