How do you know if the information you find on the web is accurate and reliable?
When you find something relevant to your research on the web, ask yourself:
Make this a regular search habit to ensure your work remains scholarly and does not contain content plagiarised by others.
The author/owner is generally found in the website's header.
Is the purpose of the website stated anywhere? Is it scholarly or informational?
The date the page was created or updated is sometimes found in the footer. Out-of-date webpages may provide inaccurate information.
The top-level domain of the website can give you some clue as to its focus. For example, a commercial website is likely to be focused on selling a product, while a website from an educational institution is likely to be focused on providing information.
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