Information Technology: Find Websites

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Evaluating Websites:

Credibility:

Is there an author listed?

 

Does the author cite sources?

 

Does the author have credentials?

 

Can you contact the author?

 

Who sponsored the page?

Bias:

Is the point of view objective?

 

Is the author biased?

 

Are they selling anything?

Audience:

What level is the target audience?

 

Is the content comprehensive or lite?

Accuracy:

Is the information source cited?

 

Does this site contradict other sites?

 

What research methods were used?

Currency:

The site was last updated when?

 

Is the information outdated?

Relevance:

Is the site relevant to your topic?

 

Is the site popular or relevant?

 

 

Associations, Organizations, and Government Agencies

Directories

The following are directories that list multiple websites with content of interest to computer and information scientists.

Bibliographies

Databases

The following databases contain full text and citations to journal articles, technical reports, conference proceedings, and other publications available from research organizations.

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