Find and Evaluate the Date

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Before information is used or cited, it is important to find out how old it is and if that makes a difference.

The date of an online article or the last time a Web page was modifed is not always possible to find. Depending on the nature of the information and its purpose, being confident that it is recent enough for current events or old enough accurately to reflect historical perspectives can be vitally important.

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