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WS 5

WS 5: La Mujer

EVALUATING WEBSITES

Consider the source--Use recognized authorities.  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?

Be a cyberskeptic--Does the site make claims that seem too good to be true?

Look for the evidence--Rely on research, not opinion.

Check for currency--Look for a date.  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 2014

GOOGLE SEARCH TOOLS

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