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Libraries and Learning Skills


A guide to using the library's resources

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A large amount of information is freely available on the Internet. It is important, when using the Internet for research purposes, to evaluate the reliability of the sites; use the checklist to help you evaluate the information that you find on the Internet.


When evaluating websites use the following checklist to assess the reliability of the information:

  • Is the site authoritative? Who is the author and what authority do they possess?
  • Is the site accurate? Are any claims supported by reliable evidence?
  • Is the site impartial? Is the information biased?
  • Is the site current? Is the information up-to-date?
  • Who are the audience? Who is the site aimed at?
  • Is the site reliable? Are links from the site working and pointing to other reliable sites?