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Evaluating Resources for Reliability

Quality Information Checklist  as preserved at webarchive.org:

  1. Is it clear who has written the information?
  2. Are the aims of the site clear?
  3. Does the site achieve its aims?
  4. Is the site relevant to me?
  5. Can the information be checked?
  6. When was the site produced?
  7. Is the information biased in any way?
  8.  Does the site tell you about choices open to you?

Additional Hints

Reliable   =   Expert/Scholarly Author   +   Current

 


 

Wikipedia  is NOT considered to be a reliable source

BUT

is a great place to start research.

WHY? 

Scroll to the bottom of your Wikipedia topic page to find

See Also, References, Bibliography, and External Links.

You will likely find lists of related search terms and reliable resources! 

 


 

Google Scholar

Use this site to citation search...

meaning,

once you identify a useful source,

use the Cited By and Related Articles links to easily find other similar articles.