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Feminist Theory Websites
Women's Studies / Women's Issues Resource Sites
Created and maintained by Joan Koreman at the University of Maryland, this is "a selective annotated listing of web sites containing resources and information about women's studies / women's issues, with an emphasis on sites of particular use to an academic women's studies program. If you're looking for sites on a specific women-focused topic, you may prefer to use the subject sections rather than scroll through the all-inclusive alphabetical listing."
Feminist Theory Resources
Online feminist theory resources. Compiled and edited by Karla Tonella at the University of Iowa.
Evaluating Internet Sources
Critical evaluation of information sources is an important skill to develop. Asking questions can make the difference between just finding information and finding quality information.
Use the CRAAP test
To Evaluate the:
of your information source.
- When was the information published or updated?
- Is there more recent information available on your topic?
- Who is the intended audience (elementary school children or brain surgeons)?
- How in-depth is the information? Is the information overly basic or highly specialized?
- Is the information appropriate for your research?
- Can you find information about the author from sources?
- Is the author a self-proclaimed expert or enthusiast?
- What are the author's or publisher's credentials?
- For websites, what does the URL signify - is it a .gov, .com, .edu?Tip: an author may be an individual, an organization, or a corporation.
- Is the information well written?
- Is the information verifiable elsewhere?
- Are the sources of information documented?
- Is the information biased or prejudiced
- Is the information designed to entertain, disseminate scholarly information, or sell something?
- Is the information presented complete?
- For internet sources, how is the site funded?