Understanding the information you've found
Keep the following things in mind:
- Make sure the information is relevant to your topic.
- Pay attention to the Internet page construction, spelling, grammar, and the url. Those may be clues to the quality of your information.
- You want to be aware of when the information was published. Make note of the copyright date.
- Learn the difference between primary and secondary sources. Ask your school library media specialist for help.
- Be aware of the differences between fact and opinion. Not everything you read is true.
The following sites will offer you some guidance. If you have questions or doubts make sure you ask you school library media specialist for help!
The Quality Information Checklist
Take the QUICK Quiz and find out if your site measures up!
Ten C’s for Evaluating Internet Sources
A quick but thorough look at your site.
Checklist for Evaluating Websites
A simple checklist of questions to help you evaluate a website.