Evaluating Websites

It is important to remember that you shouldn't believe everything you read or find on the Internet!!!! REPEAT: Just because it's on the web, doesn't mean it's TRUE!!!

Don't believe it? Check out the following sites:

POP! Male Pregnancy
Save the Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus
Human Cloning

In today's information-rich world, we are often overwhelmed by information. Searching Google or Bing will turn up sometimes millions of results, and often we don't even think before we click on the first result. It is important to think critically about all of the information that we encounter whether it is for a research project or personal use. Below you will find links to guides that will help you to evaluate information that you find on the web:

The 5 Ws of Web Evaluation by Kathy Schrock
Finding Information on the Internet Tutorial by UC Berkeley
Information Forensics: Web Site Investigator