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How do I evaluate websites for credibility?
Use this checklist to help you evaluate websites for credibility as research sources.
The domain of a website (the postscript at the end of a web address) can be a good indicator of the the website's authority and accuracy.
- .com Commercial Site
- .gov Government Agency
- .edu Higher Education
- .org Organization. May be charitable, religious, or a lobbying group.
- .mil Military
- .net Internet Service Provider
As you conduct your research, you may find external website sources providing additional information, research or commentary. As with any external source, please fully evaluate and verify against assignment resource parameters. If you have questions on selection of a resource, please feel free to connect with the course professor for review.