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World War II Biographies and Machiavelli: Websites

This guide will help students conduct research to compare famous people involved in World War II with the Machiavellian ideal outlined in The Prince.

Google

Try using the Boolean Operators you learned for databases in a search engine.

Google Web Search

Suggested Websites

Find websites evaluated by librarians at:

INFOMINE

Internet Public Library

Scout Report Archives

Using websites found on search engines such as Google or Bing? Evaluate your findings for Authority, Currency, Objectivity, Coverage and Accuracy.

Authority

  • Is an author listed?
  • What are his/her credentials
  • Can I contact him/her?
  • Is the page published by a particular institution?
  • Are they respected?
  • What does the url tell you?

Currency

  • When was the page published?
  • Is it being maintained? Has it been updated recently?
  • Are there any broken links?

Objectivity

  • Does the publishing body have bias?
  • Does the author have bias?
  • Are both sides of arguments presented?

Coverage

  • Does the author cite his/her information sources?
  • Are these sources authentic?
  • Is information missing?
  • Is information organized and formatted well?
  • Who is the intended audience?
  • Is this website appropriate for my level of research?

Accuracy

  • Are there misspellings or grammatical errors?
  • Do you notice other errors?

Primary Sources

Don't forget to take a look at the Using Primary Sources libguide!

Hermann Göring