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Evaluating Online Sources
The Internet can provide access to much useful information; however, users should evaluate the quality of each web site consulted. Unlike print sources, there are no quality standards for publication.
As with print publications you should be aware of:
- Authorship and affiliations
- Author qualifications
- Bias and special interest
- Publication Information
Boston College's University Libraries has posted a list of questions to ask yourself when you evaluate a web site or web pages.
Suggested Internet Resources for Communcation
Association for Educators of Journalism and Mass Communcation
AEJMC is the oldest and largest association of journalism and mass communication educators and administrators at the college level.
International Communcation Association
ICA is an international association for scholars interested in the study of all aspects of human communication, as well as in the teaching of communication
National Communication Association
NCA is a scholarly society and as such works to enhance the research, teaching, and service produced by its members on topics of both intellectual and social significance
Internet Move Database
IMDB is the go-to site for all things film, including: credits, production notes, trivia, summaries, some reviews, show times for movies in theaters, etc.