Evaluating Websites

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Brianne McClellan HIST 385 01 “Evaluating Websites” 10/5/2010 One of the suggestions that are given in the reading for evaluating websites is to  determine whether or not the source contains primary or secondary sources.  This is important  because while both can be useful, a secondary source is not a direct account of what happened  and may not have all of the facts and may be more swayed to the author’s opinion rather than  what actually happened. A second suggestion is to look at the domain name.  By doing this you can decide if the  website’s name seems appropriate for what you are trying to research.  This also means looking  at what the website ends in.  While a website that ends in .com may contain good information,  these websites are not meant for academic purposes for the most part.
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