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Media, Popular Culture, and Communication Rights Research Guide: What's a Good Website?

Research strategies and resources on media, popular culture, journalism, copyright, digital society, and related topics.

Evaluating Web Resources: Truth and Non-Truth Online

What's Here

The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly, or, Why It's a Good Idea to Evaluate Web Sources

Examples of good and bad information on the Web, discussions of criteria for evaluating Web sites, and a bibliography. By Susan E. Beck, New Mexico State University Library.

A Primer on Digital Literacy

Discusses criteria, tools, and case studies. Adapted from the book Digital Literacy by Paul Gilster (John Wiley & Sons, 1997) [Bass Stacks TK5105.875 I57 G5297X 1997].

Searching the Internet Effectively

Provides guidance on developing strategies, using directories and search engines, and criteria for evaluating Internet resources.

"Shaping the Web: Why the Politics of Search Engines Matters" by Lucas D. Introna and Helen Nissenbaum

An article arguing that search engines raise not only technical issues but also political ones. The article "The Politics of Search: A Decade Retrospective" by Laura A. Granka gives an update to 2010.

Thinking Critically about Web 2.0 and Beyond

A quick checklist of criteria for evaluating Web pages. By the UCLA College Library.

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