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Elementary Library: Credible Sources

Website Evaluation

Evaluating Websites

The internet is an uncontrolled environment. Virtually any person can publish almost anything on the internet. As a researcher, it is your job to make sure you have the best, most accurate information. When not using a database, you must evaluate a website you find because:

  • The information could be out of date for your topic.
  • The person who wrote it might not have enough expertise in the subject area.
  • The information might not be suitable to your research needs. (Too technical or maybe not enough details.)

Using Reliable Sources

Credibility means the quality of being trusted or believed in. If you are not using one of the school's subscription databases, you must make sure your resources are credible.

Evaluating Resources

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