.edu - educational site - school or university Web site
.gov – governmental site belonging to an agency of the government
.net - domains that can belong to anyone
.com - generally commercial sites belonging to businesses
.org - organizational site (usually) nonprofit organizations
Some indicators of web site that lack credibility
The World Wide Web allows anybody to write and publish.
You should therefore be cautious when assembling information from the Internet. When it comes to research, you need to use authoritative sources that support your arguments and include those in your papers or projects.
|Evaluation of Web Documents
|How to Interpret the Basis
1- Accuracy of Web Documents
2- Authority of Web Documents
3- Objectivity of Web Documents
4- Currency of Web Documents
Adopted from Olin and Uris Libraries, Cornell University