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BIOS 107: Biology I: Websites

This Research Guide will help you find library resources in the biological sciences, including articles from scientific journals. It will also help you to identify the components of an original research article and other useful information.

Evaluating Web Sites

 Critically review the Web site with the following questions in mind:

  • Who is the author(s) or sponsor(s) of the site? What are their qualifications? (Authority)
  • Is this a commerical, governmental, personal, academic Web site? (Accuracy)
  • What is the purpose of the site? (Objectivity)
  • What is the date of the information given? (Currency)
  • Is the information documented? (Coverage)

REMEMBER - not all information found on the Web is useful for college research!

Know Your Sources

Web Sites

  • Up-to-date information available on current events
  • Anyone may post anything on the Internet
  • Information may be biased or incomplete
  • Information may disappear without notice

 

Biology Websites