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JCC's Research Guide: Using the Web

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Evaluating Internet resources (the blue sheet)


Internet evaluation

Remember to use caution when using the Internet for research. Anyone can publish on the www!

Always evaluate a web site for

  • authority
  • accuracy
  • objectivity
  • currency
  • depth of coverage

Look at this section from the JCC Information Literacy Tutorial on Evaluating Internet Sites  for a fuller explanation of Internet evaluation


Google Scholar

Try using the search box below to search Google Scholar for results from scholarly sources on the Internet.

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