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RELS-214: The New Testament


  • Who is the author / publisher / source / sponsor?
  • What are the author's credentials or organizational affiliations?
  • Is the author qualified to write on the topic?
  • Is there contact information, such as a publisher or email address?
  • Does the URL reveal anything about the author or source? e.g. .com, .edu, .gov, .org, .net

URLs in Brief


  • usually indicates a Canadian not-for-profit, government department ( or university/college (


  • domain name originally used for commercial organizations, now it is the standard for 'general use'


  • a U.S.-affiliated university. (Pre-2001, .edu could be used by non-U.S., non-educational institutions)


  • a U.S. government agency or department


  • originally for organizations, it is used for non-profits e.g. (American Cancer Society); non-commercial entities


  • an international organization, office or program endorsed by a treaty between two or more nations


  • an "unrestricted domain"