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.
- how relevant is it?
- is it current and up-to-date?
- is it published by a reputable author or organisation?
Learn more by completing our interactive tutorial Evaluating your resources
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
Search for scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources.
If you are working off campus, once you have your search results:
RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feeds help you keep up-to-date with information from websites without having to visit them.
Updates to your favourite websites are 'fed' to you through a feed reader. Click on the links below to find out more:
Read the instructions given by your feed reader on how to subscribe to the feed.Once you have subscribed to an RSS feed, simply check your feeds regularly to see what new content has been published