THE SEARCH IS ON!!!!!

How to determine validity of a website

Do not trust everything you find on the internet!

You must learn to critically analyze, evaluate and create information that will be useful as you become 21st century learner and global citizens.

Tips for effective research

1. Who wrote the information?

2. Are they cited (linked) sources

3. Are there glaring grammatical and spelling errors?

4. How long ago was the page updated?

5. Is there a date stamp on the article somewhere?

6. Can you verify expertise of the author?

7. Is the writer's qualifications stated somewhere?


You are guaranteed effective research if you are on the look out for these 7 warning signs.

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