In writing a research paper, students are increasingly relying on information from the World Wide Web. But how do you know if something you read on the Internet is really true? The following websites will give you criteria to critically evaluate Internet resources. As the third site tells you, critical thinking is THE most important skill you will learn in college — but read the first site first.
- American Library Association 10 Reasons Why the Internet Is No Substitute for a Library.
- College Level Research at Home “When Jamal logged onto the website for his online biology class, he saw the assignment for his first paper…”
- College Library/Ithica College
A Guide to Critical Thinking About What You See on the Web.
- University Library/New Mexico State University
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, or, Why It’s a Good Idea to Evaluate Web Sources.