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American Indian Resources and Sherman Alexie's Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian: Web Resources

A library research guide created for Michelle Gonzales' English 105 (Puente Program) class.

Evaluating Websites

The quality of the information you find on the Web varies tremendously so it is always a good idea to check the information against another source. As with all information resources, whether in print or on the Internet, you evaluate its quality based on the following criteria:

  • Accuracy (Is it free from mistakes and errors?)
  • Authority (What are the qualifications of the author?)
  • Objectivity (Is there any strong bias?)
  • Currency (Is the information up to date?)
  • Coverage (To what extent is the topic explored?)

That's just the basics.  Learn more!

Tutorials on Evaluation Criteria

Sherman Alexie Related Websites

A list of select Sherman Alexie related websites. 


More websites may be located using a Google Advanced search, limiting to .gov, .edu or .org domains.

"Living Outside Tribal Lines"- "A hard look at the state of American economic inequality, and writer Sherman Alexie on living in two different cultures at the same time." (Moyers & Company, PBS, aired April 12, 2013).

Native American Authors-Sherman Alexie (a special collection compiled by ipl2)

Sherman Alexie-Official Website

Sherman Alexie - Poetry Foundation

Sherman Alexie - New York Times articles

Sherman Alexie - National Public Radio (NPR) articles and interviews

Sherman Alexie - KQED Forum Radio Interview from 10/3/2012


Search Engines

Google Advanced Search - Information on educational and governmental websites tend to have more reliable information.  In the advance search, along with your search terms, enter .edu or .gov in the box labeled "Search within a site or domain:".

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