Types Of Webpages


The World Wide Web is an extraordinarily rich source of information. Sifting through documents retrieved from the vastness of cyberspace, however, can be a daunting task. It is not unusual to find a mixture of invalid, authoritative, biased, or objective information among your search results. Savvy searchers have learned to identify web page "types" and to apply evaluation criteria to help them find high quality information that supports their research topic.


What does the URL (Web address) say about the producer of the web site, and its purpose?

.gov Government agency
.net Internet Service Provider
.com Commercial site
.edu Higher education
.mil Military site
.org Organization; may be charitable, religious, or a lobbying group



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