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The Internet

Evaluating Web Information

Now that you have found the information that you need on the World Wide Web you will need to evaluate; just as you should evaluate any information that you find. Keep in mind that the Web is almost totally without standards; anyone with a computer and access to the Internet can publish a Web page.

Consider the following criteria when evaluating the information that you have found.

Note: If you're using the Web to find information for a paper or other research project it is important that you cite any information you use from a Web page, consult the appropriate style manual such as the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers for examples of how to cite Web pages.

Review Question:

You can't trust any information you find on the World Wide Web.

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