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Environmental Science 010: Websites


Web Searching Caution

How do I determine if a website is reliable?


  • Who is the author? sponsor? url (.gov, .edu, .com, etc.)?
  • Why was it written -- for what purpose, organization, or audience?
  • When was it written?
  • Does it include references or a works cited list?


Library Activity - Review the following sites:

Consider criteria
included on your "Evaluating Sources" handout:  author, accuracy, objectivity, currency, coverage. Would you use any of these websites to write a research paper about global warming?

Potential Wikipedia Issues

Recommended Websites on the Environment