Ka-Neng Au
Business Librarian
au@rutgers.edu
May 20, 2009
Learning Tools: Class Guides: Dana Class Guides:
Evaluation of Internet Resources

What makes a good website? The extensive use of the World Wide Web as a replacement for traditional libraries has led to the assumption that generally available information is both reliable and authoritative. Information presented in a digital or electronic format somehow seems more believable. However, appropriately using information in whatever format requires you to think critically about the source and content of that information resource. Below are examples and counter-examples for the main criteria that can help you critically analyze information resources found on the Internet.

Authority

Content

Organizations

How would you evaluate a website?

How would you cite an electronic resource?

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