Governments, local, state, federal, and other nations provide information important for every aspect of engineering . Government reports tend to be rich with charts and statistics. Technical reports are on narrow research topics that are frequently submitted as a beginning step to journal publication
Since anyone can put whatever information they want on the Internet, not all web sites are created equal.
Some points to consider when evaluatiing the information provided by a web site:
Who is the audience for the information and what is their goal?
Is the information accurate and complete?
Is the information current?
When was the web site last revised?
Who is the author(s) or sponsor of the web site?
What are the credentials of the author(s) or creator of the web site?
Are there other online or print sources for the information?
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