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ARC 1701 (Watters): Web Sites

This is a guide to library resources for group projects in Prof. Watters' History of Architecture course on the West Campus.

Google Scholar

The link above has Valencia set as your library. If you arrive at Google Scholar in some other way, be sure to go into settings and click on library links. Search for Valencia and check the box labeled Valencia College - Full Text @ Valencia

Using Images Found on the Web

WARNING: Google Images is terrible about putting correct labels on images.

Choose your web sites carefully -- use a reputable source, e.g. a museum, an architectural firm, the official web site of a historic site.

Web Page Evaluation Rubric

Quick Evaluation Checklist


Type of Website

Commercial, organization, government

Type of domain

.edu, .org, .gov, .com

Author’s credentials

Authority of the author

Date last updated

Copyright date, date last updated/revised

Sources documented  

Works Cited, References

Evidence of bias

Point of view, slant, objective


Inform, persuade, sell


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