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Biology Research Guide: Web Resources

Evaluating Web Sites

Author
Who wrote the page?  What organization sponsored the page? Can you verify the author's credentials?

Purpose
What is the purpose of the page?  Who is the intended audience? Websites can be for information or sales purposes, sometimes both.

Currency
Is the information up to date?  Is the webpage dated?   Recent updates do not necessarily indicate current information.

Objectivity
Relates to purpose.  Is the intent of the website to inform or persuade?  Are facts completely and accurately cited?

Support
Does the author provide footnotes or citations for the information provided? Does it provide a variety of support sources?

General Biology

Botany

Open Access Theses and Dissertations website

Biotechnology

Clinical Trials

Genetics

Microbiology

Zoology

Climate

Freely available databases

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