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Communications Subject Guide: Internet Websites

Recommended Websites

Recommended Communications and Speech Websites

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How do I determine if a website is reliable?

Evaluating Websites and Other Sources

Consider...

  • Who is the author?
  • Why was it written -- for what purpose, organization, or audience?
  • When was it written?
  • Does it include references or a works cited list?

If you cannot determine the credibility of the information you are using, especially from a website, it's best not to use it to factually support your argument. Using biased or inaccurate information in your paper can negatively impact your grade.

Government Websites

Limit your web search to only government websites by using the format above to search only U.S. government pages: type your search term followed by the word site and a colon and the domain .gov

Education Websites

Limit your web search to only education websites by using the format above to search college and university websites: type your search term followed by the word site and a colon and the domain .edu