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Web Savvy -- General Guide: Welcome to Web Savvy

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

Web Savvy

When you have a paper or project, you need to select your sources with care. In order to decide whether to use web pages along with books and articles, you need to know what kind of information you need.

Do you need...

  • Articles from scholarly journals?
  • Articles from reputable magazines, newspapers, broadcast networks, or wire services?
  • Quick facts or background?
  • Consumer information?

How this Tutorial Works

This tutorial is eleven pages long. On the bottoms of Pages Four through Ten, are clickable illustrations that offer guided tours through web pages that illustrate good sites, questionable sites, and techniques for site evaluation. You can move forward or backward within this tutorial and visit the all the pages as much as you wish.

When you are ready, there are brief quizzes listed on this page nad on Pages: Four, Five, Eight and Nine.

Table of Contents
Page 1 -- Welcome Page 2 -- Copyright Page 3 -- What Can You Find on the Web
Page 4 -- Authorship features quiz Page 5 -- Publishers and References features quiz Page 6 -- Personal Pages
Page 7 -- Signs of Trouble Page 8 -- Oudated Pages?? features quiz Page 9 -- Bias features quiz
Page 10 -- Is it Credible? Page 11 -- Open Access Content
Illustrations and Examples
Illustration -- BMC Medical Genetics Illustration -- Sweet Poison Illustration -- Kaiser Family Foundation
Illustration -- Mom's Across America Illustration -- Sonja's Pain Page Illustration -- Malcolm McGregor
Illustration -- Natural News.com Illustration -- Term Paper Mill Illustration -- Centro Capoeira Beija-Flor
Illustration -- Lit 207/ English Literature I Illustration -- Center for Food Safety (Glycophosphate) Illustration -- Bayer (Monsanto) (Glycophosphate)
Illustration -- This Person Does Not Exist Illustration -- Is The Hill Credible?
Illustration -- National Academies Press Illustration -- Directory of Open Access Journals
Web Savvy Quizzes
Web Site Author Qualifications Web Site Publisher Evaluation
Dating a Web Site Web Site Bias