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Engineering: Websites

Welcome to your subject guide for engineering

About the Web

There are many useful resources and websites on the internet which you can find using Google or other search engines.

However, there is also a lot of incorrect and out-of-date information on the internet, you need to make sure you use reliable sources of information.

Tips for Evaluating Websites

Accuracy

• Is the information reliable and error-free?
• Is there an editor or someone who checks the information?

Authority

• What are the author’s qualifications for writing on this subject?

Coverage

• What are the topics included in the work?

Currency

• Is the content of the work up-to-date?
• Is the publication date clearly labelled?
• Broken links are one measure of an out-of-date page

Objectivity

• Is the information presented with a minimum of bias?
• To what extent is the information trying to sway the opinion of the audience?

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