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Why We Evaluate

Unlike books, journal, or newspaper articles found via library databases, Internet websites are not monitored for quality or accuracy. 

Anyone can publish anything on the web. No one ensures that the information on the web is accurate--there are no editors, publishers, scholars, or peers reviewing or checking the information.

Responsibility is thus placed upon the user to evaluate website resources effectively.

When doing research, it is important to find information that is reliable, accurate, and appropriate for your assignment.

Knowing how to evaluate information can help you with research assignments as well as bigger life decisions!