Software Engineering: Organisations

Some professional organisations

Some government organisations

Some research centres

Evaluate your information

Question mark [Image: Horia Varlan 2008, 'Question mark made of puzzle pieces' CC BY 2.0,  http://www.flickr.com/photos/horiavarlan/4273168957/]It is important to evaluate all the information you find online. When evaluating a website ask yourself:

  • Who is the site targeted at?
  • Who is the publisher / author?
    Are they an authoritative source?
  • How is the information presented?
    Does it contain fact, opinion or bias?
    Does the site use references?
  • is there a publication date?
    Is the material current, historical, up to date?
  • What scope or depth is covered?
    Is it what you need?

For further help see the short Library video:
You be the judge: learn to evaluate.