Why is it important for you to know how to evaluate Web resources?
Overview of Online Materials: The Internet
Overview of Online Materials: The Resources
>> How Selective is the Web?
Search Engines, Meta-Search Engines, and Subject-Based Search Engines
Things to Remember About Search Engines, Meta-Search Engines, and Subject Directories
Problems with Websites, Example 1
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, Continued
Problems with Web Sites, Example 2
Criteria for Evaluating Web Pages
Criteria for Evaluation: Author or Webmaster
Criteria for Evaluation: The Author’s Point of View
Criteria for Evaluation: The Publisher
Criteria for Evaluation: Purpose
Criteria for Evaluation: Accuracy, Completeness, and Objectivity/Bias
Criteria for Evaluation: Accuracy
Criteria for Evaluation: Relevance
Criteria for Evaluation: Coverage
Criteria for Evaluation: Currency
Criteria for Evaluation: Visual Literacy
Criteria for Evaluation: Visual Literacy Continued
Rules of Thumb when using Web Resources
|Editors review and select; process can be long involving many rewrites||Editors review and select; articles can go through several rewrites||No one/Everyone is "in charge"|
|Publishers try to maintain reputations for quality||Publishers try to maintain reputations for quality||Anyone can create and "publish" anything; there are no standards|
|Libraries select based on reviews (written by experts)||Scholarly journals select articles based on peer review||Search engines are not selective on the basis of quality|
|Libraries select based on publishers' repuations||Periodical indexes select journals based on quality||Only subject indexes select sites based on quality|
In other words ....
You must be your own editor, publisher, and librarian when you do Web research.
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