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Religious Studies: Websites

Religion Websites

Evaluating Websites

Older evaluation tests and criteria had users mainly evaluate the source itself and information presented on the web page or website.

The Stanford History Education Group researched and developed the best ways to evaluate online sources, coming up with the concept of lateral reading. This is where you leave a website, opening up other tabs to consult other trusted digital sources to see what they have to say about the author and source. 

Google Search Tips

Search a Phrase: Place quotation marks around any number of words to search them together / Examples:
Site: After your search terms, type
Exclude Words: Type a minus sign in front of a word or phrase. Sites containing that word or phrase will be excluded from your search results. Example
OR: Type OR between words or phrases to find results containing either of them. / Example