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FS 100/103 - College Success - Burns

Types of Websites

As a starting point for evaluating websites, one might use the part of the web address immediately after the "dot" (for example, .com) to try to determine the reliability of the information.






Commercial sites

Typically trying to sell products or make money through ads. 


Organizations, usually non-profit

Often have agendas, try to influence opinion, wide range of credibility


Educational Institutions

College and university information, libraries


Government Agencies

Statistics, public information, facts


Limit your Google search to .gov or .edu sites by adding or after your search terms:

ABCD of Website Evaluation