The web is a great information resource. Because there is so much information you can usually find some information on your topic, however, because anyone can put anything on the web, you need to be very careful when using the web as a research source.You can use the following checklist to help you to determine the reliability of the information you find on a website:
Hint: Look for links providing information about the author and his or her e-mail address. Check for "about us," "philosophy," etc. for information about the organization.
Consider if currency is especially important for the research topic.
Google makes it simple to find the information you need, but there are strategies for finding higher quality sources even more easily.
By adding site: .edu or any of the domain names to your search.
In the Google search box enter: nutrition site: .edu where nutrition is your search term . (Note: there needs to be a space between the colon : and the dot .) This will bring more focused search results.