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Module 10: 5 Keys to Evaluating Internet Resources

This tutorial covers five key points for students to look for and consider before using information found on the internet in an academic assignment. To successfully complete this tutorial, a student will score at least 8 out of 10 on the quiz at the end.

Approximate time to complete: 30 minutes

Measurable Objectives

Upon completing this tutorial, students will be able to:

  • identify five key things to look at and consider in evaluating Internet resources
  • identify the most important piece of information to have to evaluate Internet resources
  • identify top-level Internet domain extensions
  • define what an Internet domain is

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Relevant ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education:

  • 3. The information literate student evaluates information and its sources critically and incorporates selected information into his or her knowledge base and value system.
  • 3.2. The information literate student articulates and applies initial criteria for evaluating both the information and its sources.
  • 3.2.a. Examines and compares information from various sources in order to evaluate reliability, validity, accuracy, authority, timeliness, and point of view or bias.
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