To determine the quality of information on a website check the following:
Authority – Who is responsible for the content of the page? What are the individual or organization’s goals and purpose? Is there contact info? What’s the domain?
Accuracy – Are the sources for any factual information clearly cited? Is the information free of errors that would indicate a lack of quality control or produce inaccuracies in the information?
Objectivity – Is there bias? Who’s the intended audience? Is advertising playing a role?
Currency – Date published? Date last revised? Out-dated info? Out-dated links?
Coverage – Page still under construction? Does it address intended topics or has something significant been left out? Is there a fee to get to some of the information? Is the info well supported and cited?
Use Google Advanced Search to search within a specific site or domain in order to better filter your Google results. Especially good for searching DATA/STATISTICS!!
Enter text or an entire Webpage URL. Choose the language it is in and then choose what language you need it translated into.
A list of suggested Websites from Prof. Ould
CIA World Factbook Provides info on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military and transnational issues for 267 world entities.
eurostat Statistics made available by the European Commission.
OECD Data Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development economic, environmental and social statistics.
UN Data An interface for searching several of the United Nations' free databases.
UN Statistics Division Global statistical information provided by the United Nations.
World Bank Gender Stats, briefs, projects and research from the World Bank related to gender and such topics as: poverty, sustainability, labor force participation, entrepreneurship and justice, etc.
WHO Women and Health Global Data Data and statistics from the World Health Organization.
WTO Statistics Database Search statisical information provided by the World Trade Organization on trade profiles, tariff profiles, and international trade.
UN Human Development Reports - a new approach to advancing well-being.