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Philosophy: Web sites

eBook websites

The Bible Gateway
The site provides passage look up and word or phrase searching of the Bible and the ability to compare translations of specific passages.
University of Virginia Etext Center
On-line archive of standards-based texts in the humanities. Contains rare and historical texts in the public domain in the following subject areas: history, literature, philosophy, religion, history of science.

  Evaluating Web sites

Although the Internet is a good way to get a sense of what is out there, you will need to investigate further before using its information in your papers. Critically evaluate each website and question the following:

Authority - Is the website based on reputable and reliable sources? Is there a bibilography?  Are there citations?  Is the author of the website an expert on this subject?  

Objectivity - Is the website free of bias?    Who is responsible for the website? Are you getting an educated version of this topic, or is it just opinion?

Currency - Has the page been updated recently enough so that it reflects the most current data? Is there a date to indicate that this page is regularly evaluated and maintained?

Coverage - Does the website have valid information on the topic?  Is it free of typos and errors?  Does the page have a professional look and free of advertising? Are there links to other worthwhile websites? 

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