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Health Physics and Radiation Science

Why Use Websites?

Use Websites for:

  • getting up-to-the-minute information about current events, topics, and trends
  • locating government publications (reports, statistics, legislation)
  • finding current, contextual information such as newspaper articles, interviews, reports, and papers

 

Advantages:

  • extremely current

 

Disadvantages:

  • often inaccurate, biased, and incomplete
  • may also be outdated
  • harder to control searches to return relevant results

 

The ever-changing nature of online information means that any information you get from them MUST be evaluated carefully. Check out the criteria below for helpful ways to assess information on the internet.

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