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BIOL Biological Sciences Subject Guide

A guide for finding biology information to support your academic research and coursework

Evaluate Online Resources

Evaluate Online Resources

1. Purpose: Consider the purpose of the website. Is it for commercial gain, entertainment, or providing information?

2. Check the URL: Examine the domain name extension (e.g., .gov, .edu, .org, .com) to determine the origin of the page.

3. Author's Authority: Assess the credibility of the information by checking the author's qualifications and expertise. Look for contact information or background details.

4. Date of Creation and Updates: Look for creation and last update dates to gauge the relevance and currency of the information.


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