Module 6
The Web

Academic Honesty
Citing Sources
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Beware of any information you find on the web!

  • Anyone can post information on the web

  • No person or organization checks the truthfulness of information on the web

Consider the following:

Criteria for Evaluating Web Resources

  • Accuracy
    Is much of the information on a given site true? How do you know?

  • Authority
    Who wrote it? Are they reliable?

  • Objectivity
    Do the creators of the web pages have an opinion they are advocating?

  • Currency
    Did they recently update the pages or are the pages 3 years old?

  • Coverage
    Are they missing important pieces of information?

Next: Accuracy

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