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Research Online: A Practical Guide 
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Intro | Web Basics | Searching | Links | Citing Sources | Conclusion

Evaluating and Citing Electronic Sources
Citing Electronic Sources: Why?
Citing Electronic Sources: How?


Activity 4: Evaluating Web Sites

Using what you've learned about evaluating Web sites, compare and contrast the following two documents. Each deals with the issue of ozone-layer depletion.

In the space provided, write a brief analysis of both sites, explaining which Web site you believe is the more reliable, credible site and why.

(Tip: Don't let your personal opinion about a topic influence your evaluation of a web site. Remaining objective is vital to finding the most credible source.)
1. "Environmental Indicators: Ozone Depletion" by the Environmental Protection Agency
2. "The Hole Truth: Learn the Truth about the Ozone Hole" by Noam Perry

After you have completed the activity, click to check your answer.

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