Reliability of Internet Sources?

  Mysticnas 20:15 22 Jan 2006

Hi all,

My sister is doing a research project and has some links from websites she's using. However, she has to talk about the reliability of the sources in the reference.

Is there a guide anywhere that takes you through the procedure of finding out whether a site is reliable or not?

for example some proffesional/educational body may have some sort of guidance, "criteria for reliability" etc.

Thanks all.

  SANTOS7 20:18 22 Jan 2006

click here
click here
these may help....

  stalion 20:22 22 Jan 2006

The main criteria with a web site is check they have a mailable address,telephone number and that the site is secure if ordering a product.
This link may help for your question

click here

  Mysticnas 20:25 22 Jan 2006

are informative sites, not retail site.

Thanks all.

  VoG II 20:27 22 Jan 2006

Always a difficult question, I think, and if I am doing research other than for purely personal reasons I tend to avoid referring to articles that have not been published in peer-reviewed journals.

Where this is not possible I seach using click here and look at the results for 'preferred web sources'. There may be similar search engines for non-scientific searches.

  stalion 20:30 22 Jan 2006

my link is for your question the rest is info for the benefit of all members.Some of who have been caught out on websites

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