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Evaluate Resources: What's in a URL?

A research guide discussing resource evaluation, including URLs and helpful resources.

URL Types

Best Options for Academic Writing

.gov = Governmental agency

.org = Organization

.edu = Higher education

.mil = Military site

Carefully Evaluate before Using

.net = Internet service provider

.com = Commercial site

Proceed with Extreme Caution

.info = Information site  (UNREGULATED)

~ = Personal site -- Remember: There is no domain owner or publisher vouching for the information on personal pages.

Understanding URLS