The Internet is full of information, but not all of it is trustworthy and useful...there is no committee or board regulating it for quality and accuracy.
Therefore, it is up to you to determine the validity of an Internet source.
This page contains tips and tricks for helping you determine that validity.
Consider the following criteria and questions when looking at an Internet source.
Accuracy: the reliability, truthfulness, and correctness of the informational content.
Authority: the source of the information.
Currency: the timeliness of the information.
Purpose/Objectivity: why the information exists.
Relevance: the importance of the information for your needs.
This is a modified version of a document created by Sarah Blakeslee at Meriam Library, CSU Chico.
It is worth noting that GRCC Library resources such as books, ebooks, journals and databases have already been evaluated by scholars and professionals, as well as the librarians on staff here.