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Computers: Internet: Education
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Reference: Bibliography: Digital Resources
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Better Read That Again: Web Hoaxes and Misinformation
- Categorizes problematic sites and gives many examples of each type. Ends with a section which points to sites which give people accurate information as well as warnings about hoaxes and half-true stories.
Checklist for the Evaluation of Information
- Printable form with hyperlinks to explanations of the criteria used, namely authority, content and scope, design and functionality.
Critically Analyzing Information Sources
- Principles applicable to physical information sources as well as web-based ones.
Evaluating Credibility of Information on the Internet
- An essay that considers peer review, author's credentials, writing style, and plausibility of information. [PDF]
Evaluating Internet Research Sources
- Guidelines for evaluating Internet sources, including a checklist to help assure credibility, accuracy, reasonableness, and supported claims.
- Questions to ask and tips for looking for authoritative information on the internet.
Evaluating Quality on the Net
- Criteria and indicators for evaluating information found on sites, their quality, and reliability.
Evaluating the Quality of Information on the Internet
- Checklists, instructions, tools and links to legal and factual research.
Evaluating the Quality of Web Sites
- Short page covering some basic points: Who is responsible? Is the URL appropriate? Who do they link to? Who links to them? Use common sense.
Evaluating Web Pages: Techniques to Apply and Questions to Ask
- Includes checklist form (PDF) that can be used to analyze web sites and pages.
Exemplary Practices in Teaching Web Evaluation
- Presentation given in 1998. Covers why evaluation of web resources is necessary, and gives criteria for scrutinizing web materials. Provides links to many related and supporting sites.
Getting It Right: Verifying Sources on the Net
- LLRX.com article providing strategies and tools to assist in evaluating Website content.
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, or Why It's a Good Idea to Evaluate Web Sources
- Contains evaluation criteria with examples that can be used by educators. Gives suggestions for successful Internet assignments.
How To Evaluate A Web Site
- Checklists and sample sites, from LLRX.com.
Information Quality WWW Virtual Library - Evaluation of Information Sources
- Large annotated and hyperlinked list of pointers to criteria for evaluating information resources, particularly those on the Internet. Maintained by Alastair Smith.
- A free online tutorial designed to help students develop the critical thinking required for their Internet research, produced by the University of Bristol and Manchester Metropolitan University.
The Internet Guide to Construction of Quality Online Resources
- By Dr. T.Matthew Ciolek. Online resources relevant for evaluation, development and administration of high quality factual/scholarly networked information systems.
Misinformation Through the Internet
- 2001 academic conference proceedings; includes summaries (abstracts) of the accepted papers.
Producing Quality Web Page Content
- Article explains how to give a web page content the mark of quality. Conversely, it helps point out what to look for in a quality site.
Publishers Wanted, No Experience Necessary: Information Quality on the Web
- Research librarian elaborates on five characteristics of superior web sites: timeliness, expediency, accuracy, objectivity, and authenticity
UBC Library - Criteria for Evaluating Internet Resources
- Checklist with "So What?" buttons to clarify why you'd want to have an answer to the various questions.
University of Alberta Libraries - Critical Evaluation of Resources on the Internet
- Bulleted list of questions to review while checking out a website.
Using a Web Site With Your Classes
- Looks at what teachers need consider before sharing a web site with students in their classrooms.
The Web Credibility Project
- Part of the Stanford Persuasive Technology Lab, their goal is to understand what leads people to believe what they find on the Web. With information, papers, and related links.
Web of Deception: Misinformation on the Internet
- [Book review.] Web of Deception offers an exposé of the types of chicanery, fraud and misinformation that's all over the Internet and suggests what to do if you get stung by it.
Web Page Evaluation Checklist
- PDF document intended to be printed to use as a quick tool for page evaluation. [PDF]
- Created by a library media specialist, contains guides for rating the curriculum content and graphic design of web sites.
The Good, The Bad And The Useless: Evaluating Internet Resources
- Judith Edwards discusses three main aspects in the evaluation of Web resources; access, quality, and ease of use. (July 01, 1998)
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