Journalism students rely heavily on the internet for research, but are not always good judges of what’s credible and what’s just plain wrong. This guide by John R. Henderson, a reference librarian at Ithaca College in New York, provides a clear set of guidelines for evaluating websites. He also offers some fascinating examples that should help students be more skeptical about what they find online, even if they find the same information on multiple websites.

Journalism students rely heavily on the internet for research, but are not always good judges of what’s credible and what’s just plain wrong. This guide by John R. Henderson, a reference librarian at Ithaca College in New York, provides a clear set of guidelines for evaluating websites. He also offers some fascinating examples that should help students be more skeptical about what they find online, even if they find the same information on multiple websites.

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