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Project Management: E-resources

Evaluating websites

Not all the of the information you find on the internet is accurate, up-to-date and reliable.

It is important to evaluate your information before you decide to use it in your assignment.

Ask yourself:

  • how relevant is it?
  • is it current and up-to-date?
  • is it published by a reputable author or organisation?

Watch our video on Evaluating Information to find out more.

What type of website is it?

Always check the URL of a website to determine what type of site it is:

.edu or .ac : an academic institution, e.g. curtin.edu.au

.gov : a government body, e.g. abs.gov.au

.org : a non-profit organisation, e.g. engineersaustralia.org.au

.com or .co : a commercial body or company, e.g. cmewa.com.au

.net : an internet service provider, e.g. miningjobswa.net.au

Google Scholar

Search for scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources.

If you are working off campus, once you have your search results:

  • Go to Settings
  • Go to  Library Links located under Search results, search for 'Curtin'
  • Select 'Curtin University - Find It @ Curtin'
  • Save Preferences