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ANT 112 - Downtown (Moses) Exploring Non-Western Cultures: Websites

Evaluating Websites

Consider the following five criteria:

1.  Accuracy - Is the information correct?

2.  Authority - What are the author's credentials?

3.  Coverage - Is the content covered comprehensively?

4.  Currency - Is the information current?

5.  Purpose - Is the content biased?

If you're not certain, ask a librarian!

Top Tip: Google's Site Search

When you search Google for ethnographic sources, add this command to your search:

Sample searches:

  • maassai "gender role" site.edu
  • kikuyu site.edu

What does it do?

  • It returns only web pages from U.S. colleges and universities.

Cultures of the World