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ARH 4937 Art History Senior Seminar - McConnell: Websites

Dr. Brian McConnell's Spring 2020 class

Search by type of website... site:.edu

To find a website of a specific type that includes information about your topic, do the following:

[search term(s)] site:.edu

[search term(s)] site:.gov

.edu will show university websites.

.gov will show U.S. government websites.

.org will show organizational websites (i.e., museums)

Evaluating Website Information

One of the biggest problems that individuals have with websites is that they are not sure if the content that they receive is accurate. 

If you are not using one of the "Electronic Databases" listed in the FAU Libraries Electronic Collection, you need to consider some of the following questions when evaluating information from the Internet (CRAAP test):

  1. How current is the information? (timeliness and updating of information)
  2. How relevant is the information to my topic? (uniqueness and appropriateness to your topic)
  3. How authoritative is the source of information? (who is the author, is it clearly stated, is there contact information?)
  4. How accurate is the information? (reliability, honesty and indisputable facts)
  5. What is the purpose of the website? (Is there bias or is it a commercial site?)

Also visit our Website Evaluation guide

Compare these sites about outdoor sculpture in Detroit, Michigan:

    Encyclopedia of Detroit (Michigan)
    One Day in Detroit (tour)
    Outdoor Art by State/City (Michigan)
    Public Art and Sculpture (Detroit, MI)