Our Mission & Policies
CFCC Library Staff
The Internet is a valuable tool in the research process. It allows us to access information that might not otherwise be available to us. That said, it is especially important for us to understand that anyone can publish anything on the Internet. This is why it is essential for us to critically examine, question, and evaluate information found on the web. The truth may or may not be out there. However, there are a number of ways for us to determine whether or not the information we find searching the internet is authoritative, accurate, objective, and complete.
Many college librarians, instructors, and other professionals have created and posted tutorials, exercises, and lectures to help students and other researchers in this evaluation process. Below are links to a variety of resources to assist you in evaluating web sites and the information you find while cruising the information highway.
Evaluating Internet Sites 101 -- State University of New York at Albany
Evaluating Web Pages -- (Duke University) Before using information found on a web page for your research project, consider the following criteria to evaluate its credibility.
Evaluation Wizard Tool -- An interactive tutorial from the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy's 21st Century Information Fluency Project.
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly -- Susan Beck’s (New Mexico State University Library) site on “Why it’s a Good Idea to Evaluate Web Sources”.
UC Berkeley -- Techniques to apply and questions to ask when evaluating web pages.
Cornell University Library -- Five criteria for evaluating Web pages.
Virginia Tech -- Evaluating internet information. The page also has a link to an interactive module for evaluating Internet resources.
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