Education

Evaluating Online Resources

Is it Scholarly? Credible? Reputable? Authoritative? Academic? Is everything online fine to use for your university and research assignments?

Not necessarily. Websites and other sources on the internet can be biased and present inaccurate information. Sometimes it's hard to tell because most of the information will be accurate, but some won't be... and do you know who the author is, or who is sponsoring the site or web article?

Evaluating Scholarly Resources - online tutorial

Take the NLA's online tutorial linked below to learn more about evaluating resources and questioning their authority and credibility.

What makes someone an authority on a topic? How do you know when to trust what someone has said or written? In this lesson, students will learn to identify authoritative voices and discover that authority is both constructed and contextual. - NLA