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Forensic Science: Websites

Evaluating Websites

Do NOT presume :

  • All information on the Internet is accurate .​
  • Anyone  can publish anything on the Internet.​
  • That all websites are suitable for citing in assignments. ​

You must evaluate the quality of the information.   ​You must evaluate your sources.

The address of Web page is very relevant to checking authority​​:

.ac, .edu     academic servers​

.co, .com     commercial organizations​

.gov          government servers​

.org            non-governmental,  not for profit organizations​​

Tip: Read the about section on websites to see who wrote it, and who a website is affiliated with