Validating web resources
Summary: Evaluating sources of information is an important step in any research activity.This section provides information on evaluating bibliographic citations, aspects of evaluation, reading evaluation, print vs. Contributors: Dana Lynn Driscoll, Allen Brizee Last Edited: 2018-01-24 The world is full of information to be found—however, not all of it is valid, useful, or accurate.Depending on the source, you may feel there is little or no reason to consciously assess the information, while other sites you will perform some type of assessment.Does the color scheme make it difficult to impossible for those with color-deficient vision impairments, or who have trouble discriminating certain color combinations to read the information at the site (examples of problematic text/backgrounds: dark gray on black, yellow on white, red on green)?What information is given so that you can determine who the owner is and what their experience is, the resources they used, etc., that will help you evaluate the content of their site?Things that keep me from revisiting sites, or even waiting for them to finish loading, are those that seem to use the latest gizmos just because they grabbed the code or designed something with it, busy backgrounds, excessive use of bars, banners, animated or The following sites are ones I found interesting.To find out more about an author: Google the author's name or dig deeper in the library's biographical source databases.To find scholarly sources: When searching library article databases, look for a checkbox to narrow your results to The internet is a great place to find both scholarly and popular sources, but it's especially important to ask questions about authorship and publication when you're evaluating online resources.
This user guide is one of several documents comprising the OAI-ORE specifications and user guides. Implementers are encouraged to use available tools and libraries where possible to avoid unnecessary duplication of effort and to reduce errors.They range from scholarly papers to sites written for school children, by and for librarians, and general web consumers.Note that the information on some of these sites will stand you in good stead when evaluating any type of information source.Our survey tool with built-in experts and a 20MM worldwide panel helps brands and agencies gain insights from their precise target markets. Imagine surveying the web with a tool so precise it could predict the 2012 presidential election.
For example, it's estimated that anyone attempting to research what's known about depression would have to read over 100,000 studies on the subject.