Website Evaluation
When researching, you should critically examine the quality of information offered, both online and in print, before trusting it as a source. Generally with print resources, the factual content of information is checked, most often by an editor or collective group who oversees quality control of materials for a publishing company. With the internet, no such checking mechanism is in place. Thus, any information can make its way into the public's hands, and it becomes each individual's responsibility to assess or evaluate the quality of that information before using it to substantiate their own work.

How do you evaluate a website?

Practice Exercise:
New Mexico State University Library - Websites to Evaluate
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