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8th Grade Language Arts Argument Research: Web Sites

Resource Libguide for 8th grade LA research

Choosing Reliable Web Pages for Research

Choosing a reliable web page to use for research requires more than just searching! 

Since anyone can create a web page or whole web site, you must EVALUATE the web page to decide if it is from a trustworthy and authoritative author or organization, if it is accurate and factual information and if it is current or up to date information (if that is important for your topic.)



To evaluate a web page that you want to use in research, please use the Google Form for your class period by selecting the Web Evaluation link on your NoodleTools Dashboard for this project.  Complete this form for every web source you want to use in your research.


Results will be collected and reviewed so please make sure to do a complete evaluation and submit your answers in this form for each web page you use.


Locating Web Page Citation Information

Locating Web page citation information can be a little tricky! 

Not every web designer follows good web design techniques.  Take a look at the examples above to see where to look for the citation information on different types of web pages.  


John Green's Navigating Digital Info - Fact-Checking Video

NPR Podcast: Stanford Study on Evaluating Media Sources