Validating internet sources

Similarly, for information on other topics, not only is there a huge quantity available but with a very uneven level of quality.

You don't want to rely on the news in the headlines of sensational tabloids near supermarket checkout counters, and it's just as hard to know how much to accept of what's in all the books, magazines, pamphlets, newspapers, journals, brochures, Web sites, and various media reports that are available.

Each item you find must be evaluated to determine its quality and credibility in order to best support your research.

Input validation is performed to ensure only properly formed data is entering the workflow in an information system, preventing malformed data from persisting in the database and triggering malfunction of various downstream components.

Use these websites to help your students identify fact and fiction.

Evaluating sources of information that you are considering using in your writing is an important step in any research activity.

The quantity of information available is so staggering that we cannot know everything about a subject.

"We are not preparing children to be critical think- ers," he said.

"And the people who want to persuade them will win, because we did not give them the survival skills of being critical discriminators of different versions of the truth." Schools must teach students to validate information they find on the Internet, November said. "The Internet offers a very powerful cross-referencing strategy called the link command," November said.