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- Evaluating Internet Sources
Evaluating Internet Sources
This guide will assist you to evaluate information you get from the web.
- Who is the author/producer of the document?
- Is the author/producer an expert on the subject, as indicated on the credentials page?
- Is the sponsor/location of the site appropriate to the materials as shown in the URL?
- .biz for business organizations
- .com for commercial products or commercially-sponsored sites
- .edu for educational or research material
- .gov for government resources
- .info for unrestricted use
- .int for international organizations
- .mil for US Department of Defense
- .name for personal use
- .net for networks
- .org for nonprofit organizations
* (~NAME in URL may indicate a personal Homepage with no official connections)
- Does the author/producer provide a "Mail to" link that allows for feedback or submission of questions?