A guide to the critical questions you should ask when you consider the appropriateness of a particular book, article, media resource, or Web site for your research.
Evaluating Web Resources (Source Evaluation Checklist)
Lists ways to analyze the Web sites you find.
Evaluating the sources you find is a crucial step in the process of scholarly research. The questions you ask about books, periodical articles, or multimedia sources are similar whether you're looking at a citation to the item or have the item in hand.
Read: Distinguishing Scholarly from Non-Scholarly Periodicals: A Checklist of Criteria.
Shows how to evaluate periodicals by looking at their format, intended audience, and appearance.
Watch: this video to learn how to identify scholarly journal articles.
Is there useful and valid information in non-scholarly sources, such as blogs, newspapers, and magazines? Of course!
This guide will help guide you interrogate sources for accuracy, authority, and point of view:
Evaluating News Sources -- * ever more critically important *