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CH115 Prof. Hemraj-Benny: Scholarly Sources

Why can't I just Google!!


     Criteria for evaluating web resources* 

  • Authority: Who created the website content? 
  • Objectivity: It is important to consider author's goals and objectives.
  • Accuracy: Check grammar and author's background.
  • Currency: What is the most recent date on the page?
  • Coverage: Is information presented in a way that makes sense?

                     * Source: Cornell University library website.

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