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Mathematics: Web Resources

Math resources at ACC and on the Web.

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?

Searching the Web

The World Wide Web can provide a lot of freely available information. Some up-to-date, authoritative information can be found on websites from government agencies, professional organizations, communities of practice, and educational institutions.

Unfortunately, some Web information may be inaccurate or out-of-date. The library guide, Finding & Evaluating Information on the Internet, can help you evaluate websites and judge the quality of the information you find.

For more efficient searching, try our Search Tips for researching your topics.

World Wide Web

Use the subheadings under this page's main tab to see a short list of recommended web sites.

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