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  Topics: Evaluating Internet Resources  

History Matters - Citation, Copyright
"provides annotated links to resources on standards, citing and evaluating Web sites, and understanding copyright and fair use laws as they apply to the use and creation of educational materials on the Web." History Matters is "designed for high school and college teachers of U.S. History courses" and was developed at City University of New York and George Mason University. http://historymatters.gmu.edu/browse/refdesk/

Internet Detective
Interactive tutorial on how to evaluate web information. Requires registration which is free. The tutorial takes around two hours to complete. One can start the tutorial, take a break, return later. Written by staff at the Institute for Learning and Research Technology, University of Bristol. http://www.vts.intute.ac.uk/detective/

Kapoun, Jim. "Teaching undergrads web evaluation. A guide for library instruction."College & Research Libraries News, 59, no. 7, july/august 1998.

Smith, Alastair G. "Testing the Surf: Criteria for Evaluating Internet Information Resources." The Public-Access Computer Systems Review, 8, no. 3, 1997. http://info.lib.uh.edu/pr/v8/n3/smit8n3.html

Alastair Smith also has a large, annotated bibliography of sources for evaluating information/internet resources. http://www.vuw.ac.nz/~agsmith/evaln/evaln.htm

Widener University's Wolfgram Memorial library (Chester, Pennsylvania) has a page on evaluating web resources. http://www.widener.edu/libraries/wolfgram/evaluate




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