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Evaluating Websites: Home

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This library research guide focuses on how to critically evaluate the legitimacy of online information sources found through independent research using an Internet browser. Library databases, journals, and book materials do not need the same evaluation process that web searches require -- the librarians do that for you!

Please note the tabs above:

Is It Real?: Learn how to assess the credibility of a website.

Is it Fake?: Get practice evaluating websites to determine accuracy.

Need More Help?: Who to contact for additional assistance with your research topic.