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Distance Education: Web Sites

Library resources for distance education students.

Evaluating Web Sites

Evaluating Resources for Writing

T.R.A.A.P.

Timely

  • Is the information "dated" so you know how current it is?

 

Reliabilty

  • Corroborate from several sources. Does the information mesh with other sources that we know are reliable?

 

Authority

  • Credibility is important! Is this from a responsible organization, peer-reviewed, edited...?

 

Accuracy

  • Reliable, Truthful, & Correct

 

Purpose/Point of View

  • Is the page biased or presenting a balanced viewpoint?
  • Objective, balanced, avoid generalizations, acknowledge varying viewpoints if they exist.

 

Avoid the traps on the internet!