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Use the CABLE Method to Evaluate Resources
- Currency (When?) When was it published or last updated? Are references to other resources up to date?
- Authority (Who?) Who wrote the information and what are their credentials? Is additional information about the author available?
- Bias (Why?) What does the author say is the purpose of the resource? Is more than one point of view presented?
- Level (What?) How useful is this information for your purpose? Does it cover your subject in enough depth? Do you feel comfortable citing this page in a college-level assignment?
- Explore (Where?) Has the author published other useful information? Do you have access to the cited resources? Are there similar or more definitive resources on this subject matter?
Adapted from: The Library Instruction Cookbook "CABLE Cook-off: Learning to Evaluate Web Sites" (90-91)
Web Sites for Culinary Arts
American Culinary Federation
The American Culinary Federation, Inc. (ACF) is an organization based on promoting the professional image of American chefs worldwide through education of culinarians at all levels.
Epicurious.com is the most award-winning food site on the web, incorporating more than 30,000 professionally tested and created recipes from the premier brands in food journalism, renowned cookbook authors, and celebrity chefs, as well as 150,000 member-submitted recipes.
Love Food Network shows, chefs and recipes? Find the best recipe ideas, videos, healthy eating advice, party ideas and cooking techniques from top chefs.
A gateway to federal food safety information.
S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) website
U.S. Food & Drug Administration
Responsible for protecting the public health by assuring that foods (except for meat from livestock, poultry and some egg products which are regulated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture) are safe, wholesome, sanitary and properly labeled; ensuring that human and veterinary drugs, and vaccines and other biological products and medical devices intended for human use are safe and effective
Regulates meat from livestock, poultry and some egg products.
Improve your Google Search
Understanding Web Domains
The domain of a website provides basic information about the creating entity of the site. This information helps you to determine the site's authority.
|| Source Types
For example, if you are looking for a government website you will most likely go to a site with .gov in the web address. (ex. http://www.census.gov/).
Limit by Domain (.org, .gov, .edu, .mil) use site:
- "art museum" site:.gov will retrieve results with art museum as a phrase in .gov (government) sites.
- "art museum" site:.gov
- "Frida Kahlo" "The Bus" site:.org