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2 Who wrote the pages and are they an expert? Is a biography of the author included? How can I find out more about the author? Look for About Us or Contact Us link

3 What does the author say is the purpose of the site? What makes the site easy to use? Do links work? Are there headings? Is site easy to navigate? What information is included and does this information differ from other sites?

4 When was the site created? When was the site last updated?

5 Where does the information come from? Where can I look to find out more about the sponsor of the site? Contact Us or About Us links

6 Why is this information useful for my purpose? Why should I use this information? Why is this page better than another? http://kathyschrock.net/abceval/5Ws.htm

7 Government agency.gov Internet Service provider.net Commercial site.com Higher education.edu Military site.mil Organization.org Personal site ~

8 It helps to be somewhat familiar with your topic before researching it. Check facts with other sources to see if the information matches Think about the 5 ws

9 Use current library books-They are always a trusted source of information

10 1. Use the library subscription databases World Book Online SIRS Discoverer 2. Use subject directories on the Internet http://www.kidsclick.org/ http://www.ipl.org/ 3. Search Engine www.google.com

11 Hoax Sites http://allaboutexplorers.com/ http://www.sudftw.com/jackcon.htm http://zapatopi.net/treeoctopus/ Valid Sites Mariners Museum http://ageofex.marinersmuseum.org/index.php Enchanted Learning http://www.enchantedlearning.com/explorers/ Power Point created by: Abbey Kwietniak


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