|Supplement your paper-based
research with web sources you know you can trust. Just because information
is published on the net, doesn't mean it's accurate. Here are some tips
on separating the junk from the jewels:
- .gov means that the site is operated
by the government. These sources tend to be credible.
- .edu means that the site is operated
by an educational institution. These sources also tend to be credible.
- .org means that the site is operated
by a non-profit institution. These sources tend to have an obvious
bias but are also credible.
- .com means that the site is "commercial."
Be cautious about these. Some, like newspapers and magazines, are
highly credible. Others are just unsupported and inaccurate.
Seek out professional-looking sites that deliver content that is well-reasoned,
factual, up-to-date, and grammatically-correct.