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Family and Consumer Sciences: Internet Sources

Use this guide as a starting point for research in the FCS disciplines.

Recommended Websites

Review the online resources below to see if they can benefit your research. Place the cursor over each link for a description of the site.

If you have suggestions for additional links, please contact Denise Nelson.

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Evaluating Websites

Consider Quality...

These principles of web source evalution are drawn from The St. Martin's Handbook8th edition (p. 218-219):


  • Does the site or document have an author? What are the author's credentials? Why should you trust this author as an expert? 


  • Who sponsors or publishes the source? What evidence demonstrates that the sponsor or publisher is credible? What purpose or perspective does the sponsor seem to promote?


  • How recently was the information posted or modified? Could it be outdated or obsolete?


  • How do you know that the information itself is trustworthy? Are there links to other sites or sources to support factual claims?