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EVALUATING WEBSITES

Consider the source -- Can you identify the author?  Know who is responsible for the content.

Focus on quality -- All Web sites are not created equal.  Does the site have an editorial board? Is the information reviewed before it is posted? 

Look for the evidence -- Rely on research, not opinion.  Does the site identify their sources? Does it rely on testimonials?

Check for currency -- Look for a publication date.  Is the information current?

Beware of bias -- What is the purpose of this site? Who provides the funding?

Adapted from:  MedlinePlus Guide to Healthy Web Surfing 2015

 

 

GOOGLE SEARCH TOOLS

Advanced Google Search: to focus your search:

  • Search domains:  .edu, .gov, .org
  • Search pages updated recently
  • Search a phrase:  "equal pay"
  • Search a region:  Mexico

Google Scholar:  to find scholarly books & articles

Google News:  to search online news sources

 

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