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CEE 3000: Civil Engineering Systems: Evaluation of Sources

Research guide for CEE 3000 - Civil engineering systems

Evaluation of Information Sources

There is wealth of information on the Internet, some of which is very useful, but much of it is unreliable or inaccurate.  Selection of sites which can be of value to you in your research requires careful, critical evaluation and good judgment.  The key elements in evaluating internet sites include authority, accuracy, objectivity and currency, and coverage. The following web sites can help you in the evaluation process as you choose appropriate sites:


Five Criteria for Evaluating Web Pages (Cornell University)

Critical Evaluation of Resources (UC Berkeley)

Subject Guide

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Civil Engineering
Environmental Engineering
Patents & Trademarks