Not all information is reliable or correct.
Nearly anyone can put information on the Internet, so it isn’t always checked in the same way that a book or magazine article is edited or evaluated before it is published. As a result, accuracy of information on websites varies.
However, as the first place where most students look for information is on the Internet, it is vital you can evaluate how useful individual websites are to you.
Sometimes, a website looks attractive and is ‘interactive’, but the creators of the particular website did not concentrate on making sure the information was accurate or correct.
The tabs in this libguide provide you with some criteria or questions to help you evaluate whether a website is useful or not.
Source: content based on an information sheet written by the Library Coordinator at the International School of Amsterdam (Donna Saxby) in March 2006. It was updated, expanded and re-written by the Head of Library at ISA (Anthony Tilke) in 2013. The information/text was further revised by the Head of Library Services at UWCSEA: Dover Campus (Anthony Tilke) in 2015.