Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

ENGL101 Prof. Stiebel: Home


Students will be able to:

  • understand why it is better to use library sources than web resources and Wikipedia
  • learn how to evaluate web resources
  • distinguish scholarly journals from popular magazines
  • know how to cite sources in a proper style format
  • explain what plagiarism is

Criterior for Evaluating Web Resources*

  • Authority: Who created the website content? Is it a personal blog? What about Wikipedia?
  • Objectivity: It is important to consider author's goals and objectives. Websites vary from objective to biased
  • Accuracy: Check facts and grammar
  • Currency: What is the most recent date on the page?
  • Coverage: Is it relevant to your topic? Is the information presented in a way that makes sense?

       * Source: Cornell University Library website