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How to Evaluate Information on the Internet

The internet contains a lot of information on all sorts of subjects. However, not all of this information is trustworthy. By using the techniques detailed in these pages, you will be able to find reliable information on the World Wide Web.

The CARS checklist can be used to evaluate websites before using them in scholarly work. Click on a part of the Acronym to learn more about it.

Credibility   Accuracy   Reasonableness   Support    Test your knowledge



Try out your new-found evaluation skills by visiting the following websites:

Clyven, not your ordinary rat

Martin Luther King, Jr. - A True Historical Examination

The Martin Luther King Jr. Papers Project

The Role of the Media in Tobacco Control (CDC)