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POSC 101 (Adams): Evaluating Web Sources

+Endings can indicate reliability

Sometimes, you can judge how reliable website information is by noting the URL ending.

.GOV - refers to a government website. Highly reliable.

.EDU - often refers to a reliable educational website.

.ORG - implies a non-profit ORGanization. Approach with skepticism.

.COM - stands for "Commerce" and is used for business. Approach with skepticism.

+Evaluating Websites

Video credit: California State University at Fullerton.

Evaluating Sources

Infographoc for the Craap test for evaluating materials: Currency, Relevancy, Authority, Accuracy, Purpose