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Environmental Science and Technology: General Information Sources

Environmental Science and Technology resources and web sites for ACC students

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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