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Evaluating Web Sites
How can you tell if a web site is trustworthy or not? It's not always easy, but there are things that you can look for that will help you decide.
Who is the author? Are they qualified to talk about this subject?
- How accurate is the information? You may need to compare what you find with another source to answer this question.
- Who is the audience? This can influence how much detail is included.
- What point of view is being represented? All sites have a bias, but is it obvious or are they trying to hide something?
- How up to date is the site? Older information may no longer be accurate.
Gateways and General Information Sources
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EnviroLink is dedicated to providing comprehensive, up-to-date environmental information and news.
EnvironmentalScience.org's mission is to be the most reliable and expansive advocate for environmental science education and careers.
EurekAlert!: Your Global Gateway to Science, Medicine, and Technology News
Published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), this site provides news releases; links to institutions, science media, peer-reviewed research journals, and journalism groups; and resources that include visuals and reference
Scout Report for Science & Engineering
Scout Report for Science & Engineering offers a selective collection of Internet resources covering topics in the sciences, and related fields such as math and engineering, that have been chosen by librarians and content specialists.
Guide to Data Science and Sustainability
Details ways that Data Science and Sustainability are working together to provide new opportunities for students, scholars, and business professionals to do interesting work and have a positive impact on the environment and on society.