Internet Accuracy Project
Internet Accuracy Project works to improve
the accuracy of the reference sources we
all rely on. In addition to offering error
corrections and clarifications, our organization
is also dedicated to the presentation of
thoroughly-vetted educational materials and
classic literary works.
The Internet has changed everything -- how
we communicate, get our news, play, shop,
and conduct research. It has forever changed
the manner in which the public accesses,
seeks and views reference work. Unfortunately,
it has also brought about the widespread
dissemination of erroneous information.
The vast available resources and rapid
speed of information delivery is precisely
what attracts most researchers to the Web.
It is that same incredible speed that allows
factual errors to spread around the globe
in the blink of an eye.
Literally millions of research man-hours
are wasted as a result of errors, and
inaccurate data contained in reference
sources. It is estimated that errors in
general cost U.S. businesses about
$600 billion a year.
Contrary to our organization's name, ceasing
the flow of errors in reference books remains
one of our primary concerns. Internet Accuracy
Project brings to the attention of publishers,
erroneous data contained in their publications,
while supplying corrected data.
Founded to help make research a more
satisfying, error-free experience for all
researchers, businesses, and students, we
also bring to the attention of the general
public via our website -- accuracyproject.org --
inaccuracies, in print, to make reference
work more accurate, and less frustrating.
The removal of erroneous information online
is far easier than in the case of reference
books. Even after we apprise a publisher of
faulty data in a publication, thousands, and
in some cases, millions of volumes containing
the errors remain in use in libraries and
homes around the world for many years. Since
many readers sell or donate their old books,
the mistakes those books contain may be
unknowingly referenced for many years to come
by subsequent owners of the volume. That is
precisely the reason for the errors in reference books
section of our site.
Search engine hits = accuracy?
Far too many people use the number of hits
received from a simple Google search to determine
the validity of information. They theorize that
the greater the number of hits, the more accurate
the information must be. What they fail to take
into account is that many hits are simply the same
erroneous data repeated by different sources. In
many cases, this data may have originated from
the same original flawed source information.
Contrary to popular belief, the sum total of human
knowledge is not available on the free, searchable
Web. There are literally billions of pieces of
useful information hidden away in libraries, university
archives and private collections that have never
appeared on the Net. Yet, many mistakenly believe
that data must be in error, if a Web search returns
little or nothing. Conversely, a majority of sites
or reference books reporting the same data does not
necessarily mean it's accurate.
A sampling of our reference and educational pages
A sampling of our eBooks, short stories, and poetry
We also provide free access to literary
materials. Our index of free literature
offers links to a variety of free online books, short
stories and poetry. You'll find everything from
literary classics, to memorable short stories
Be sure and check back regularly, as the site is frequently
updated. Thank you for visiting!
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