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English 108: Critical Reading Strategies: Choosing Websites

Domain Names

Found at the end of a web address or "URL," domain names give clues about who published a website.
 

.gov = Government (usually legitmate as they are associated with reputable institutions.)

.edu = Education (usually legitmate as they are associated with reputable institutions.)

.org = Organization (sites are often usable, but further evaluation is important as they may be biased.)

.net = Network (sites are sometimes usable, but further evaluation is important as they may be biased.)

.com = Commercial (sites are often geared toward selling a product or service and are rarely good academic sources.)

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