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Search Engines: Evaluating Web Sources

Criteria for Evaluating Web Sources

Always consider the source of information critically. Since there is no one "in charge" of the Internet, anyone can publish anything. This is especially important when researching for academic purposes.

Below are handy guidelines to consider as you review your Internet sources.

Internet Rumors & Chain Mails

Internet rumors and emails abound. Evaluate these carefully before passing them on--or believing them.

Misleading emails often claim that Snopes.com has validated the information.

See PSC's Fake News research guide for related resources.