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Web pages appear on sites that are hosted by servers--these servers are usually managed by organizations such as businesses, universities, or commercial access providers such as AOL. Sites sponsored by universities or the government tend to be the most reliable (check the URL), but there is no guarantee. The identity of the sponsoring organization, Web page designer, or server administrator should be apparent on the site. Determine if the sponsoring organization is recognized in its field, or if its subject area is relevant to your topic.