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SPAN 1A (Suarez): Web Resources

A research guide on topics related to the film "The Fight in the Fields".

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

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:".

ipl2  - The Internet Public Library is an annotated collection of Internet resources, selected by ipl2 staff for their usefulness in providing accurate, factual information on a particular topic or topics.  This subject list shows some of the ones on Latin Americans/Hispanics and migrant laborers .  You can also search by topic or search the subject directory. 

Subject Guide

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