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How to validate information on the Web.


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  • 1. 
    Why might I want to know when a Web site was last updated?
    • A. 

      To insure the information on the site is up to date – especially if I am researching time-sensitive materials.

    • B. 

      If the site hasn’t been updated for many years, it may mean that the Webmaster has abandoned the site.

    • C. 

      Depending on my topic, it may not matter about when the last update was.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is NOT a question to ask yourself when examining the content of a Web site?
    • A. 

      Is the information on the Web site useful for my topic?

    • B. 

      Are additional resources and links provided?

    • C. 

      Are there video features provided?

    • D. 

      Do the links work?

  • 3. 
    In what ways does knowing the owner of a Web site offer clues about a Web site’s purpose?
    • A. 

      The owner may be affiliated with a group that has a specific agenda.

    • B. 

      The owner’s address can provide clues.

    • C. 

      The owner of a Web site will tell you about his or her purpose.

    • D. 

      The owner may try to provide incorrect owner information.

  • 4. 
    Web site that has .org in its Web address can be owned by anybody.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is NOT an “Ask about the Author” question?
    • A. 

      Does the author seem knowledgeable?

    • B. 

      Is the name of the publisher provided?

    • C. 

      Is there a contact person or an address provided?

    • D. 

      Is there biographical information provided about the author?

    • E. 

      Is he or she an expert in the field?

  • 6. 
    In a URL which is NOT a clue that the site is a personal website.
    • A. 

      A personal name

    • B. 

      A tilde ~

    • C. 

      Percent sign %

    • D. 

      The words users, people, or members

    • E. 

      An asterisk *