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College of Engineering and Computer Sciences: Multimedia and Internet Resources

  Evaluating Online Sources

Internet resources can provide valuable information, however, remember that anyone can publish a web site and anyone can manufacture information. For these reasons it is important that you carefully evaluate web content. If you plan to use internet sources for your research you must provide a proper citation.

Use these criteria to evaluate web sites:

Authority/Responsibility

Purpose

Currency 

Objectivity

Accuracy

Appropriateness

AccessEngineering

The Library now offers hundreds of videos through AccessEngineering that can be viewed anytime, anywhere. These videos can be streamed through Blackboard.

AccessEngineering from McGraw-Hill offers seamless access to the world's best-known, most-used collection of authoritative, regularly updated engineering reference information. AccessEngineering also comprises dynamic online features, such as instructional, faculty made videos, calculators, interactive tables and charts, as well as personalization tools allowing users to organize crucial project information as they work.

Open Source and Multimedia

Some institutions and organizations are now providing videos, online classes, online textbooks, and tutorials through the Internet. These resources don't take the place of your professors and courses at Marshall, however these resources may help increase your understanding of certain subjects and may also encourage you to consider related topics of interest.

Challenge yourself to explore one of these resources. What do you think?