Finding and evaluating information on the internet: also available in this document guides the reader through six steps to searching for and evaluating information on the internet the document uses the following case study as an example: “i work at the xy state teen pregnancy prevention council criteria for ending the search. Evaluating information sources this guide will help you to evaluate resources you use for research, whether it is an online or print journal article, a website, a book, a newspaper article, or other source that you want to cite. Evaluating internet resources criteria for evaluation students need to learn to evaluate the quality of information they find on the web as well as other information resources such as books, magazines, cd-rom, and television ask students to be skeptical of everything they find. Evaluating health information helps you know if the source is reliable learn more tv or the internet some of the information is reliable and up to date some is not how can you tell the good from the bad first, consider the source if you use the web, look for an about us page check to see who runs the site: is it a branch of the. 6 criteria for websites these six criteria deal with the content of web sites rather than the graphics or site design apply these criteria when you research on the internet.
This version of the common criteria for information technology security evaluation (cc 24) is based on cc v22, and includes an updated version of the protection profile and security target criteria (ape and ase), together with significant changes in the rest of the. Evaluation criteria checklist author/authority who is the author or sponsoring organization who is the publisher is there contact information are the author’s credentials provided is biographical information given bias why was the work written does the author or sponsor have an agenda. Content on the internet is unregulated anyone can publish anything on the internet there is sound medical information on the internet along with dangerous information you need to be able to tell the difference. Internet information resources are proliferating at an astonishing rate, however, very little of that information is of high quality educators are in need of instruments to assist in evaluating information quality, which is the goal of a project underway at the university of georgia this paper is a progress report on the project to develop such a set of criteria and standards.
You should carefully consider the source of information you find on the internet and discuss that information with your health care provider this fact sheet can help you decide whether the health information you find on the internet or receive by e-mail is likely to be reliable who provides the moderation and what criteria the. For more information on how to evaluate: this site has an excellent bibliography of other internet and print resources on evaluating web resources it is updated by a librarian, nicole j auer, at virginia tech on a regular basis. Evaluating internet sources a library resource guide because of the hodge-podge of information on the internet, it is very important you develop evaluation skills to assist you in identifying quality web pages there are six (6) criteria that should be applied when.
Throughout your studies, you will need to critically evaluate the information that you find there are a number of different evaluation methods that you can use on this page we offer questions that you can ask yourself to evaluate your sources, as well as links to additional evaluation methods that may be useful. Criteria for assessing the quality of information scholars and librarians have come up with guidelines to judge the quality of information sources, and these general recommendations apply to websites. For information technology security evaluation part 1: introduction and general model august 2005 version 23 ccmb-2005-08-001 foreword this version of the common criteria for information technology security evaluation (cc v23) contains all final interpretations, editorial changes, and agreed new material since the of the common criteria.
Evaluating the authority, usefulness, and reliability of the information you find is a crucial step in the process of library research the questions you ask about books, periodical articles, multimedia titles, or web pages are similar whether you're looking at a citation to the item, a physical item in hand, or an electronic version on a computer. Evaluating internet resources unlike similar information found in newspapers or television broadcasts, information available on the internet is not regulated for quality or accuracy therefore, it is particularly important for the individual internet user to evaluate the resource or information keep in mind that almost anyone can publish. Using the internet for research before using information you find on the internet for assignments and research, it is important to judge its accuracy and to establish that the information comes from a reliable and appropriate source. This is a toolbox of criteria that enable internet information sources to be evaluated for use in libraries, eg for inclusion in resource guides, and helping users evaluate information found. Evaluating information: validity, reliability, accuracy, triangulation 81 and data 3 wherever possible, politics researchers prefer to use primary, eye- witness data recorded at the time by participants or privileged observers.
Learn about: criteria used to evaluate print and internet information resources, differences between print and internet resources, characteristics of scholarly vs popular periodicals, and the scholarly publication cycle evaluating information sources is a important part of the research process not all information is reliable or true, nor will all information be suitable for your paper or. Evaluation of information sources this document is a part of the information quality www virtual library this page contains pointers to criteria for evaluating information resources, particularly those on the internet. Because the internet and web are easy to use and readily accessible, web material is volatile—it changes, becomes outdated, or is deleted its inconsistency and sometimes crude form make web information suspect for people who use it for research. Evaluating information usually consists of weighing a number of criteria together, so you will need to assess how important authorship is on a case-by-case basis if no information on the author can be found, or there is no signature or attribution on the page itself, go directly to.
Evaluation of information sources this document is a part of the information quality www virtual library this page contains pointers to criteria for evaluating information resources, particularly. Includes a checklist of evaluation criteria covering scope and subject matter, authority, currency and completeness, design, and ease of use, as well as an annotated list of links to other internet evaluation sites, including some targeted to elementary and secondary school educators and students. Evaluating online resources all sorts of information can be found on the internet, including misinformation, false information, and sheer fabrication no central authority reviews and verifies the content of web pages on the internet.