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Geography: Web Resources

Exploring library resources in cultural, human, physical, and world regional geography. Choose from the tabs below to locate specific kinds of resources.

5 W's for Evaluating Web Resources

 

This infographic illustrates the questions you may need to ask yourself in order to determine if a web resource can be a trusted source.5 W's for Evaluating Web Resources

 

Who - ►Authority?   

Who is the author?

Are they an expert in this field? 

 Is a biography of the author included?

Does the author list references?

 

What - ►Reliability?

Is the information supported by evidence?

Can you find this information by other sources?

When? -  ►Currency?

How recently was the information published?

Is this site updated and how often?

Where?

Where does the information come from?

Is it a reputable site- .org .edu .gov?

Where can I find out more about the sponsors?

Why? - ►Purpose/ Point of View?

Why was it written?

Is there a bias to try to sway opinion?

Is the author selling something?

Geography Websites

The following websites are provided by faculty as useful resources relevant to geography.  

Websites

Professional Geography Associations

RSS Feeds

Geographers on Film