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English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

This guide was developed for UTEP's English for Speakers of Other Languages program. This guide will help you navigate the Library resources for ESOL for any level.

Find Info from Reliable/Credible Web Sites

No one else will make sure you find credible/reliable information online except you, so be picky about it!

At the bare minimum, make sure you can identify the following things on a web site:

  • the date it was posted/updated
  • who wrote it (bonus points if you can Google that person/organization to see if they're a credible source of info)
  • why the info on the site was written (is it opinion, persuasion, or just informative? Check he site's "about us" section)

Here are some more in-depth questions you can ask yourself to figure out whether you're looking at a high-quality web site:


Evaluating Web Sources

This tutorial offers some general guidelines about how to treat information you find on the internet.

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