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Stellenbosch students

A Library guide for students based in Stellenbosch studying BA (Hons) Business Management

Websites

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. 

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?)

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