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Welding: Websites

Suggested Websites

American Welding Society (AWS): Advancing the science, technology, and application of welding and allied joining and cutting processes worldwide: that’s our mission and it’s why we exist. Count on AWS for the leading-edge industry knowledge, resources and tools you need to achieve even greater business and career success.

AWS Student membership: AWS knows that students are our industry’s future and provides every aspiring welding professional with a variety of unparalleled resources and opportunities at deeply-discounted Student Membership rates. 
Metal Building Contractors & Erectors Association- (MBCEA)  is a trade association organized in 1968 to provide programs and services to the contractor and erector segments of the metal building industry.
European Federation for Welding, Joining and Cutting (EWF) manages the International System for Training, Qualification and Certification of both welding personnel and companies using welding, in Quality, Environment, Health and Safety  is all about welding! The welding information on this site is about the four most common types of welding processes and how to become a certified welder. The welding processes this site is focused on are: Stick Welding, TIG Welding, and MIG Welding, Flux Cored Arc Welding.

SubsTech (Substances&Technologies) is a free and open knowledge source in Materials Engineering. It has been operating since April 2007. The site contains a wide range of illustrated articles on Metals, Ceramics, Polymers, Composites and Fluids including fundamentals of Materials Engineering, materials properties, applications and manufacturing technologies.


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Evaluating Sources Using the CRAAP Test

The CRAAP Test is a list of questions to help you determine if a source is credible.  The acronym CRAAP stands for Currency, Relevance, Authority, Accuracy, and Purpose.

Anyone can publish information on the Internet.  Before using information you find on the Internet for assignments and research, it is important to judge its accuracy and to establish that the information comes from a reliable and appropriate source.