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Information & Decision Sciences: Websites

Welcome to the library research guide for the Information & Decision Sciences Department at SU.

Evaluating Website Content

"Is this a valid resource for my research needs?" Investigate all websites for accuracy, authority, currency, coverage, and objectivity.

Evaluating Websites

Video credit: California State University at Fullerton.

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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. Information on such a website will contain a large amount of bias. Approach with skepticism.