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Web Savvy -- General Guide: Dating Bio 102

A multi-page tutorial on evaluating web sites, for beginners and those who think they know.

Dating Bio 102 -- Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology by the Page Itself.

Welcome to Bio 102 also Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology. Alas, a header reader will not help you find out how old this page is, but maybe you don't have to use one. All you have to do is read the title:

When was this course given?

The page may actually give a newer header date, since its url, "," indicates that it's inside its author's personal web space, and she may have moved it there to preserve it. Further down the page, you can see the publication dates for Bio 102 textbooks.

Textbooks for Bio 102

As you might expect, some of the links to the author, Dr. Yaich's, main page and to are both dead (They actually redirect), but a Linkedin search reveals that Dr. Yaich still works at the University of Pittsburgh (Bradford Campus), and she is now an associate professor.

Of course biology ages rapidly, and a 1999 textbook would be far too old if you are looking for accurate/current information. Similarly if you want to see a current syllabus for Bio 102, you would probably need to email Dr. Yaich because the current course is locked inside of Canvas, which works like iCollege.