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How do you know that information you find is reliable and accurate? It’s always important to consider the quality of the information you use. It is especially important to critically evaluate web resources, as there is no quality control on the Internet. No single person or organization has the task of verifying the authenticity and accuracy of sites. As a researcher, the responsibility for assessing the merit of information lies with you.

This section outlines some questions to ask yourself when evaluating and reviewing both the quality and quantity of information and of your search results.