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Evaluating Online Content

The Internet and online databases can be valuable sources of information for research and writing. However, not all material found on Internet websites is useful or appropriate for academic work and some sources are of better quality than others. When you utilise internet resources for academic purposes, it is your responsibility to be a critical user of these sites and their contents. The following links should help you in determining the value of the web-based content for use in your academic research and student assignments.

Updated November 26 2014 by Students & Academic Services

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