Evaluating Websites -- Is this stuff any good?
Anyone can publish on the Web. Does that mean that anyone can produce good, reliable information? It is very important to evaluate what you find. In searching the web, you want to use resources that are not only current (if necessary) and relevant to your topic, but also from reliable, believable sources. Ask yourself questions like:
- Who produces or runs the website?
- Is there any obvious bias? Are they trying to persuade you, or sell you something?
- Can you tell where their information comes from? Remember, anyone can claim anything!