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BE 385 Engineering Design and Optimization for Biological Systems

Using Web Resources

Since anyone can put whatever information they want on the Internet, not all web sites are created equal.

Some points to consider when evaluating the information provided by a web site:

Who is the audience for the information and what is their goal?

Is the information accurate and complete?

Is the information current?

When was the web site last revised?

Who is the author(s) or sponsor of the web site?

What are the credentials of the author(s) or creator of the web site?

Are there other online or print sources for the information?

Evaluating Web Pages

Techniques to apply and questions to ask from the University of California at Berkeley's Teaching Library Internet Workshops.

Five Criteria for Evaluating Web Pages.

All Web Sites Are Not Equally Valuable

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