Answered By: Kathryn Park
Last Updated: Aug 06, 2019     Views: 63

Internet resources are a special concern for your instructors because some sites are published as jokes, propaganda, outright lies, and some are published by people who simply don't know what they're talking about. There is no screening process. Since most Web sites are not screened before being published you will be responsible for evaluating the sites you use. But how do you do it?

Here are 5 steps to evaluation explained briefly. Click on the links for each to see more detail:

  1. Credentials
    What does the author know about the subject?
  2. Objectivity
    Does the author have an agenda?
  3. Documentation
    Where did the author get the information?
  4. Timeliness
    When was the material written?
  5. Review and Editing
    Has the material been reviewed for publication?

The library has a libguide with specific guidance on evaluating sources.  Click the Evaluate Your Sources link below to access it.

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