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ENGL 101 Christine Kim LibGuide: Google vs Scholarly Sources

Scholarly Journals vs Popular Periodicals

Evaluating Web Sources

Criteria for evaluating web resources* 

  • Currency: What is the most recent date on the page?
  • Relevance: Is the information relevant to your topic?
  • Authority: Who created the website content?
  • Accuracy: Check facts, grammar, author's background, and objectivity
  • Purpose: What is the purpose of the information?

*Source: Meriam Library, California State University, Chio (https://www.csuchico.edu/lins/handouts/eval_websites.pdf)