Last Updated: Apr 10, 2012
- Students will learn how to determine whether a website is suitable for college research and whether it meets their research needs for a particular assignment.
- Students will learn to evaluate web sites and identify web hoaxes by using a set of five criteria: authority, accuracy, objectivity, currency and coverage.
- Students will learn about search engines and alternative ways to find good websites.
|| The internet is the global communication network that allows almost all computers worldwide to connect and exchange information. The World Wide Web is a part of the Internet that contains linked text, image, sound, and video documents. Before the World Wide Web (WWW), information retrieval on the Internet was text-based and required that users know basic UNIX commands. The World Wide Web has gained popularity largely because of its ease of use (point-and-click graphical interface) and multimedia capabilities, as well as its convenient access to other types of Internet services such as e-mail.