Parents As Internet Partners
Evaluating Websites

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When you do a search on the Internet, you get all kinds of results. Some of the sites may be official sites, recognized reference sites, full-text documents, etc. Others may be personal pages, commercials, silly sites, or even hoaxes. You need to be able to evaluate the information you get from the Internet.

Remember : Anyone can publish a website on the Internet and there really isn't anyone to monitor that information being published it is accurate or even true. So how do you evaluate a website?

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For further information on evaluating websites, check out "Evaluating Web Resources" ( from the Wolfgram Memorial Library or "Evaluating Internet Resources" ( prepared by the University of Albany Libraries. The University of California at Berkeley Library offers a good tutorial on evaluating web pages, "Evaluating Web Pages: Questions to Ask & Strategies for Getting the Answers" (
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