The Good, The Bad & The Ugly:
or, Why It's a Good Idea to Evaluate Web Sources


N.B. This bibliography is not current. Starred citations below represent web pages that make a concerted effort offer up-to-date information on web evaluation.


Alexander, Jan, and Marsha Tate. "Teaching Critical Evaluation Skillsfor World Wide Web Resources." Computers in Libraries 16, no. 10 (November/December 1996): 49-55.

*Auer, Nicole. "Bibliography on Evaluating Internet Resources." Blacksburg, VA: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1997.

Collins, Boyd R. "Beyond Cruising: Reviewing." Library Journal 121, no. 3 (February 15, 1996): 122-24.

Descy, Don. "Evaluating Internet Resources." TechTrends 41, no. 4 (September 1996): 3-5.

Eades, Lynn. "Live from the Internet and Beyond . . . Teaching Patrons toEvaluate Internet Sites." University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill Librarians' Association Newsletter, no. 143, (October 1996): 4.
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Gilson, Tom. "Reviewing the Internet: The Infofilter Project." Against the Grain 8, no. 1 (February 1996): 58.
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Grassian, Esther. "Thinking Critically about World Wide Web Resources." Los Angeles: UCLA College Library, 1996.

Hinchliffe, Lisa Janicke. "Resource Selection and Information Evaluation." Champaign, IL: Parkland College Library, 1994, 1996.

Rettig, James. "Beyond 'Cool': Analog Models for Reviewing DigitalResources." Online 20, no. 6 (September/October 1996): 52-54, 56, 58-62, 64.

Rettig, James. "Putting the Squeeze on the Information Firehose: The Need for 'Neteditors and 'Netreviewers." From a paper presented at 15th Annual Charleston Conference on library acquisitions and related issues, College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, Friday, November 3, 1995.

Scholz, Ann. "Evaluating World Wide Web Information." Ruters University Libraries, March 7, 1997.

Schrock, Kathleen. "Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators: Critical Evaluation Surveys." Dennis, MA: NH Wixon Middle School, 1995-97.

*Smith, Alastair. "Evaluation of Information Sources." The World-Wide Web Virtual Library, 1997.

Tillman, Hope N. "Evaluating Quality on the Net." From a paperpresented at Computers in Libraries, Hyatt Regency Crystal City,Arlington, Virginia, Monday, February 26, 1996.

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