Information Quality Resources and Expert Resources

This is a comprehensive and selective bibliography including search engines, world wide web resources, services and sites currently offering free content on the web. As more and more of the global population is accessing the web, making informed choices about what content to use to obtain reliable, accurate, actionable information becomes more critical. This guide provides an extensive range of reliable, relevant information to leverage – whether you are an educator, a librarian, a researcher, a lawyer, a student, a professional working on mission critical organizational objectives, or om the interest of current awareness. Gaining insight into your resources can be a challenging process if undertaken without benchmarks and skillfully researched pathfinders. This guide comprises a wide range of resources for everyone who regularly engages with web content for knowledge discovery, producing work product, and creating value added content related to specific sectors, issues or topics.

Information Quality Resources:

10 Things To Know About Evaluating Medical Resources on the Web
http://nccam.nih.gov/health/webresources/

Centre for Information Quality Management
http://www.i-a-l.co.uk/ciqm_index.html

Codes of Ethics Online
http://ethics.iit.edu/codes/Code%20of%20Ethics%202007-9.pdf

Cornell University Digital Literacy Resource
http://digitalliteracy.cornell.edu/

COUNTER – Online Usage of Electronic Resources
http://www.projectcounter.org/

Criteria for Evaluation of Internet Information Resources
http://www.vuw.ac.nz/staff/alastair_smith/evaln/index.htm

Critically Analyzing Information Sources
http://guides.library.cornell.edu/criticallyanalyzing

eGovMon – Methodology and Software for Quality Evaluation of eGovernment Web Services
http://www.egovmon.no/en/

EthicsWeb – Ethics Resources on the World Wide Web
http://www.ethicsweb.ca/

Evaluating Information Found on the Web
http://guides.library.jhu.edu/content.php?pid=198142&sid=1657518

Evaluating Internet Health Information: A Tutorial from the National Library of Medicine
href=http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/webeval/webeval.html

Evaluating Quality
http://www.walthowe.com/navnet/quality.html

Evaluating Quality on the Net
http://www.hopetillman.com/findqual.php

Evaluating Sources: Overview
https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/553/1

Evaluating the Quality of Information on the Internet – The Virtual Chase owned by Justia
http://virtualchase.justia.com/other-resources/information-quality

Evaluating Web Pages: Techniques to Apply and Questions to Ask
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/TeachingLib/Guides/Internet/Evaluate.html

Evaluating Web Site Accessibility
http://webaim.org/

Evaluating Websites
http://lrs.ed.uiuc.edu/students/tbarcalow/490net/evaluation.htm

Evaluating Web Sites: Criteria and Tools – Cornell University Library
http://olinuris.library.cornell.edu/ref/research/webeval.html

Evaluation Criteria – New Mexico State University
http://lib.nmsu.edu/instruction/evalcrit.html

Evaluation of Information Sources
http://lib.lsu.edu/sites/all/files/instruction/guide_on_the_side/tutorial/information-literacy-and-the-library

Finding Quality Information On the World Wide Web
http://www.iona.edu/faculty/afranco/iima/webliog.htm

Five Criteria for Evaluating Web Pages – Cornell University Library
http://olinuris.library.cornell.edu/ref/research/webcrit.html

Getting It Right: Verifying Sources on the Web
http://www.llrx.com/features/verifying.htm

Global Information Quality Series
https://it.ojp.gov/iq_resources#GLOBAL_INFORMATION_QUALITY_SERIES_

GTAMS Analyzer – Qualitative Research Software for the Free World
http://tamsys.sourceforge.net/gtam/

How to Evaluate Web Resources
http://www.whoishostingthis.com/resources/evaluating-web-resources/

How To Read a Paper by David R. Cheriton
http://blizzard.cs.uwaterloo.ca/keshav/home/Papers/data/07/paper-reading.pdf

How to Search & Determine Credible Sources on the Internet
http://www.whoishostingthis.com/resources/credible-sources/

Information Quality – Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Information_quality

Information Quality Resources Sites
http://www.bettycjung.net/Goodinfo.htm

International Journal of Information Quality
http://www.inderscience.com/jhome.php?jcode=ijiq

Internet Detective – Wise Up To the Web
http://www.vts.intute.ac.uk/detective/index.html

Internet Guides, Tutorials, and Online Training Information
http://guides.library.jhu.edu/evaluatinginformation

Kathy Schrock’s Guide – Critical Evaluation of Information
http://www.schrockguide.net/critical-evaluation.html

LLRX – Getting It Right: Verifying Sources on the Net
http://www.llrx.com/features/verifying.htm

LLRX – ResearchWire: Publishers Wanted, No Experience Necessary: Information Quality on the Web
http://www.llrx.com/columns/quality.htm

Michigan State Universities – Web Site Evaluation
http://staff.lib.msu.edu/harris23/general/webeval.htm

Principles of Evaluating Websites by Stephen Downes
http://www.downes.ca/post/4

Sense About Science – Promoting Good Science and Evidence For the Public
http://www.senseaboutscience.org/

Social Media and Risk Communications During Times of Crisis
https://www.boozallen.com/media/file/Risk_Communications_Times_of_Crisis.pdf

S.O.S. for Information Literacy
http://www.informationliteracy.org/

Ten C’s For Evaluating Internet Sources
http://www.datarecoverylabs.com/evaluating-internet-resources.html

The Importance of Primary and Secondary Sources
http://blog.apastyle.org/apastyle/2013/01/alligators-and-academia.html

The Top 10 Reasons Students Cannot Cite or Rely On Wikipedia
http://www.findingdulcinea.com/news/education/2010/march/The-Top-10-Reasons-Students-Cannot-Cite-or-Rely-on-Wikipedia.html

The Verification Handbook for Investigative Reporting
http://verificationhandbook.com/book2/

The Virtual Chase: Evaluating the Quality of Information on the Internet
http://virtualchase.justia.com/other-resources/information-quality

The Web Credibility Project: Guidelines – Stanford University http://credibility.stanford.edu/guidelines/index.html

T Is For Thinking – The ICYouSee Guide to Critical Thinking About What You See On the Web
http://www.icyousee.org/think/think.html

UMKC Libs: Guide to Evaluating Resources on the WWW
http://libguides.library.umkc.edu/content.php?pid=441271&sid=3612967

University Libraries – Louisville – Evaluating Information Sources: Home
http://louisville.libguides.com/evaluation

Usable Web
http://usableweb.com/

Verification Handbook – A Definitive Guide To Verifying Digital Content For Emergency Coverage
http://verificationhandbook.com/

Viewing Results and Evaluating Quality
http://webliminal.com/search/search-web12.html

Weft QDA – Free Open Source Tool for Qualitative Data Analysis
http://www.pressure.to/qda/

Expert Resources:

100 Management Experts on Twitter
http://www.phdinmanagement.org/experts-twitter-account

AllExperts.com
http://www.allexperts.com/

Alternative.to – Search For Alternatives
https://alternativeto.net/

Amazon Mechanical Turk – Marketplace for Work
http://www.mturk.com/mturk/

AnswerBag – Ask Questions and Share Answers
http://www.answerbag.com/

Answers.com
http://www.answers.com/

AnswerSpot – The Starting Spot for Answers Available From the Internet
http://www.AnswerSpot.us/

Ask a Librarian – An Online Reference Service from the Library of Congress
http://www.loc.gov/rr/askalib/

Ask an Expert Sources
http://www.cln.org/int_expert.html

Ask Any Question – Receive a Short, To-The-Point Answer Snippet
http://www.quickanswers.io/

Ask Dr. Universe (Ask Dr. Universe is a science-education project based out of Washington State University and University Communications)
https://www.askiver.com

Ask.com
http://www.ask.com/

Ask MetaFilter – Querying the Hive Mind
http://ask.metafilter.com/

Authors and Experts
http://www.authorsandexperts.com/

Free Personal and Family Finance Q&A Community
http://money.stackexchange.com/

BibApp – Campus Research Gateway and Expert Finder
http://bibapp.org/

Consumer Reports – 101 Secrets From our Experts: The Insider’s Guide to Practically Everything
https://www.consumerreports.org/cro/magazine/2013/05/101-secrets-from-our-experts/index.htm

CorrectMyText.com – Native Speakers Will Check Your Text In a Foreign Language
http://www.correctmytext.com/

Directory of Experts in Information Handling
http://www.directorioexit.info/

Election Fact Checking – Reliable Sites and Sources
http://www.llrx.com/features/electionfactchecking

ExpertNet – Helping You Locate Experts in Florida Universities
http://expertnet.org/

ExpertPages
http://expertpages.com/

Experts Directory
http://www.experts.com/

Experts Exchange
http://www.experts-exchange.com/

Experts, Expert Witnesses and Consultants Directory
http://www.hgexperts.com/

Expert Witness Research – Justia
http://virtualchase.justia.com/wiki/expert-witness-research-search

Fixya – Technical Support, User Guides and Repair Service
http://www.fixya.com/

How Stuff Works
http://www.howstuffworks.com/

Internet FAQ Archive
http://www.faqs.org/faqs/

Internet Tutor
http://www.InternetTutor.info/

HighlyCited.com – Highly Cited Researchers list – Thomson Reuters
http://www.highlycited.com/

JurisPro Expert Witness Directory
http://www.jurispro.com/

Open Directory – Reference: Ask an Expert
https://www.dmoz.org/Reference/Ask_an_Expert

Open Directory – Society: Law: Services: Expert Witnesses
https://www.dmoz.org/Society/Law/Services/Expert_Witnesses

ProcessLibrary.com: Free info on processes and DLLs running or found on Windows PCs
http://www.processlibrary.com/

Simon Fraser University – Directory of Experts
http://www.sfuexperts.ca/home.aspx

Smithsonian Experts
http://www.sources.com/

The Thinkers 50
http://www.thinkers50.com/

TroubleShooters.com
http://www.troubleshooters.com/troubleshooters.htm

Tutorial Resources – guide by Marcus P. Zillman
http://www.TutorialResources.info/

USC Press Room – A Resource for Journalists
http://pressroom.usc.edu/

Wikianswers
http://answers.wikia.com/wiki/Wikianswers

wikiHow – The How-To Manual That Anyone Can Write or Edit
http://www.wikihow.com/Main-Page

wiseGeek – Clear Answers for Common Questions
http://www.wisegeek.com/

Editor’s note – This guide has been edited from the more extensive corresponding original publications by the author – to narrow the focus to free sites and free resources only.

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