Tips and Tricks on Evaluating

The 21 Century Information Fluency website provides a thorough website evaluation tutorial.  Some of the handy tricks I learned are listed below.

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  • First look for About Us or Contact Us on the web page. 
  • Then try truncating the URL. 
  • Don't know how? Check out the video:


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  •  "A biased author may not pay attention to all the facts or develop a logical argument to support his or her opinions."  Need help identifying a biased website?   Consider bias when evaluating for accuracy and purpose.

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