WHAT'S A TILDE? That funny little symbol on your keybopard that looks like this (~) and usually indicates a personal website that may not be affiliated with an organization. How should you treat information you find on a personal website?
UPDATES Are you able to find dates on the information contained in the websites? When was the information last updated? What does that date tell you as a researcher?
BIAS Bias is "a partiality that prevents objective consideration of an issue or situation." Is it bad for a website to be biased? Why or why not? How can you tell if a website is biased? Hint: is the author trying to persuade you of something? What kind of words do they use to do that? Compare these websites. Is the information presented in a similar way? Can you identify the agenda of each website? What is it? How could you tell?
COMMON SENSE When all else fails, use your common sense. Does the information seem "right" to you? Are there spelling or navigation errors? Is the above information hard to locate? If you have any doubts at all, use a trusted digital or print resource instead or ASK A LIBRARIAN.