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Evaluating Web Sites

Web pages used in PPT presentation:

  1. The Onion

  2. Recommended Subject Directories - UC Berkeley

  3. Places to Start - UC Berkeley


  4. Things to know before you start searching - UC Berkeley

  5. GenoChoice


  6. Common

  8. - Asthma


Choose two of the four web evaluation sites listed, then consider the questions below:

  1.  From librarians at Johns Hopkins University

  2.  Powerpoint from librarians at Drexel University

  3.  From librarians at UC Berkeley  

  4. From librarians at Widener University Wolfgram Memorial Library

Now that you've spent some time on this topic, use the questions below to compare the two tutorials:

  1. Did each tutorial suggest criteria by which you can judge the authenticity of information presented in Web pages and  Web sites?

  2. Were there adequate examples illustrating the criteria to be used?  

  3. Which tutorial was more effective in its presentation of this topic?

  4. Name one new insight or strategy that you learned from your examination of Web Evaluation tutorials.

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