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Searching and Evaluating the Web
- Internet Searching Strategies (Rice University)
- Information about search engines, Web page evaluation, and citation of electronic resources.
- Evaluation of Internet Resources (Ka-Neng Au, Rutgers University)
- Clear and to the point, with great links to other evaluation pages. Emphasizes the evaluation of the whole web site, not just an individual page.
- Evaluate Web Pages (Widener University)
- Tate and Alexander, librarians at Widener University, were pioneers in the art of formal Web page evaluation. They advocated five basic criteria (accuracy, authority, objectivity, coverage, currency) with variations in approach for different types of Web pages. This is an updated version of their work.
- Thinking Critically about World Wide Web Resources (Esther Grassian, UCLA College Library)
- Presents an excellent checklist of criteria and questions relevant to Web page evaluation.
Academic Website Search Engines
- Built by U.S. academic librarians for an academic audience, Infomine features a wealth of material, much of it free, that has been vetted for quality. Includes an online reference section as well as the search capability.
- "Intute is a free online service providing access to the very best web resources for education and research. All material is evaluated and selected by a network of subject specialists to create the Intute database"--from the site. Based in the UK.