"Is this site the BEST source for the information I need?"
Looking for statistical information?
Government offices and agencies collect data on a wide variety of topics. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Department of Justice all publish statistical data online.
An Advanced Google Search is one effective way to find statistics on the open Web.
When you find useful information, use the search tools on the site to see what other data may be available.
These principles of web source evalution are drawn from St. Martin's Handbook, 8th edition (p. 218-219):