In most cases, the Internet is not considered to be a good source of information for your college-level research projects. There are many reasons why:this is true. Instead, use scholarly journal articles and books to find information and to cite in your class papers.
However, some websites do offer useful information. These tend to be sites that have been created by educational institutions (domain: .edu), government agencies (.gov), and organizations, especially non-profits (.org), We are in the process of creating a list of some of the most useful websites.
Meanwhile, use an evaluation criteria like the "CRAAP test," created by Kristin Johnson, CalState University, Chico 02/02-- (Used by Eli M. Oboler Library with permission), to help you evaluate the Currency, Relevance, Authority, Accuracy, and Purpose of a website.
When you search for information, you're going to find lots of it . . . but is it accurate and reliable? You will have to determine this for yourself, and the CRAAP Test can help. The CRAAP Test is a list of questions to determine if the information you have is reliable. Please keep in mind that the following list is not static or complete. Different criteria will be more or less important depending on your situation or need. So, what are you waiting for? Is your web site credible and useful, or is it a bunch of . . .?!
Key: *indicates criteria for Web only
Currency: The timeliness of the information.
Relevance: The importance of the information for your needs.
Authority: The source of the information.
Accuracy: The reliability, truthfulness, and correctness of the informational content
Purpose: The reason the information exists
* Indicates criteria for Web only