ANYONE can publish on the Web! What you see are a mix of the good, the bad, and the ugly. Evaluate each website critically before using it for your research.
Take a look at the address or URL. Do you know what the domain names are for websites? Here are the ones you will see most often.
.com = commercial
.org = organization
.net = network
.gov = government
edu = education
Whois - A tool to check if a domain name is in use or available for sale, registrant of a site and some background information of the domain.
Quackwatch - Health information
Snopes - References for urban legends, myths, and hoaxes.
West Hempstead Public Library - Fact checking of political information.
Politifact - An independent fact-checking journalism website aimed at bringing you the truth in politics.
Emergent - A real-time rumor tracker aims to develop best practices for debunking misinformation.