Resistance Training and Biomechanics: Websites

A Guide for AHE1112 & AHE1202

On this page

This page provides tips on using internet resources at University and a list of useful web resources for this unit.

Evaluating information criteria info-graphic

Web resources

Evaluating websites

The internet is a widely used resource for finding different types of information. In some instances you may be required to search the internet for information for your assessments.  The information on the internet is not always verified as anyone can publish on the internet, therefore you need to be extra vigilant in evaluating your sources of information.

Remember to use the criteria:

  • Authority 
  • Accuracy 
  • Currency
  • Relevance

How to evaluate websites - website homepage mock-up interactive

In the space below is a mock webpage that has been created to illustrate what to look out for when evaluating sources of information found on the internet. The Evaluating information sources criteria from the previous page can also be used to evaluate information you find on the Internet.

View the alternative text version of the interactive image Evaluating websites

Credits: Website  homepage mock-up was created using Wix.com

How to spot fake news

Inforgraphic with tips for spotting fake news. Text of infographic is reproduced in this section.

What is fake news?

"Fake news is made-up stuff, masterfully manipulated to look like credible journalistic reports that are easily spread online to large audiences willing to believe the fictions and spread the word." (Drobnic Holan 2016).

This poster has been created by IFLA (CC BY 4.0) and is based on the fact check questions suggested by the Fact Check organisation. 

Using the checklist questions

Read a news item from the links provided below or select one from your subject area. 

Drug testing of welfare recipients

Climate change myths and reality

Now use each of the Fake News checks from the poster (right) to test out the news report.

1. Where is the article from? is it a reliable source.

2. Are there other sources for this news report. Compare what you find.

3. Who is the author. Are they qualified to write or speak about this issue?

4. Check out other links which may be embedded in the article.

5. Check for satire or joke content.

6. Do your own beliefs or  emotions affect the way you read the article? Challenge yourself to read from different perspectives. 

7. Fact check through a fact checking site, library databases and librarians.