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

Centre for Information Quality Management

Codes of Ethics Online

Cornell University Digital Literacy Resource

COUNTER – Online Usage of Electronic Resources

Criteria for Evaluation of Internet Information Resources

Critically Analyzing Information Sources

eGovMon – Methodology and Software for Quality Evaluation of eGovernment Web Services

EthicsWeb – Ethics Resources on the World Wide Web

Evaluating Information Found on the Web

Evaluating Internet Health Information: A Tutorial from the National Library of Medicine

Evaluating Quality

Evaluating Quality on the Net

Evaluating Sources: Overview

Evaluating the Quality of Information on the Internet – The Virtual Chase owned by Justia

Evaluating Web Pages: Techniques to Apply and Questions to Ask

Evaluating Web Site Accessibility

Evaluating Websites

Evaluating Web Sites: Criteria and Tools – Cornell University Library

Evaluation Criteria – New Mexico State University

Evaluation of Information Sources

Finding Quality Information On the World Wide Web

Five Criteria for Evaluating Web Pages – Cornell University Library

Getting It Right: Verifying Sources on the Web

Global Information Quality Series

GTAMS Analyzer – Qualitative Research Software for the Free World

How to Evaluate Web Resources

How To Read a Paper by David R. Cheriton

How to Search & Determine Credible Sources on the Internet

Information Quality – Wikipedia

Information Quality Resources Sites

International Journal of Information Quality

Internet Detective – Wise Up To the Web

Internet Guides, Tutorials, and Online Training Information

Kathy Schrock’s Guide – Critical Evaluation of Information

LLRX – Getting It Right: Verifying Sources on the Net

LLRX – ResearchWire: Publishers Wanted, No Experience Necessary: Information Quality on the Web

Michigan State Universities – Web Site Evaluation

Principles of Evaluating Websites by Stephen Downes

Sense About Science – Promoting Good Science and Evidence For the Public

Social Media and Risk Communications During Times of Crisis

S.O.S. for Information Literacy

Ten C’s For Evaluating Internet Sources

The Importance of Primary and Secondary Sources

The Top 10 Reasons Students Cannot Cite or Rely On Wikipedia

The Verification Handbook for Investigative Reporting

The Virtual Chase: Evaluating the Quality of Information on the Internet

The Web Credibility Project: Guidelines – Stanford University

T Is For Thinking – The ICYouSee Guide to Critical Thinking About What You See On the Web

UMKC Libs: Guide to Evaluating Resources on the WWW

University Libraries – Louisville – Evaluating Information Sources: Home

Usable Web

Verification Handbook – A Definitive Guide To Verifying Digital Content For Emergency Coverage

Viewing Results and Evaluating Quality

Weft QDA – Free Open Source Tool for Qualitative Data Analysis

Expert Resources:

100 Management Experts on Twitter – Search For Alternatives

Amazon Mechanical Turk – Marketplace for Work

AnswerBag – Ask Questions and Share Answers

AnswerSpot – The Starting Spot for Answers Available From the Internet

Ask a Librarian – An Online Reference Service from the Library of Congress

Ask an Expert Sources

Ask Any Question – Receive a Short, To-The-Point Answer Snippet

Ask Dr. Universe (Ask Dr. Universe is a science-education project based out of Washington State University and University Communications)

Ask MetaFilter – Querying the Hive Mind

Authors and Experts

Free Personal and Family Finance Q&A Community

BibApp – Campus Research Gateway and Expert Finder

Consumer Reports – 101 Secrets From our Experts: The Insider’s Guide to Practically Everything – Native Speakers Will Check Your Text In a Foreign Language

Directory of Experts in Information Handling

Election Fact Checking – Reliable Sites and Sources

ExpertNet – Helping You Locate Experts in Florida Universities


Experts Directory

Experts Exchange

Experts, Expert Witnesses and Consultants Directory

Expert Witness Research – Justia

Fixya – Technical Support, User Guides and Repair Service

How Stuff Works

Internet FAQ Archive

Internet Tutor – Highly Cited Researchers list – Thomson Reuters

JurisPro Expert Witness Directory

Open Directory – Reference: Ask an Expert

Open Directory – Society: Law: Services: Expert Witnesses Free info on processes and DLLs running or found on Windows PCs

Simon Fraser University – Directory of Experts

Smithsonian Experts

The Thinkers 50

Tutorial Resources – guide by Marcus P. Zillman

USC Press Room – A Resource for Journalists


wikiHow – The How-To Manual That Anyone Can Write or Edit

wiseGeek – Clear Answers for Common Questions

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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