Web Searching

Evaluating Internet Resources

UCLA College Library Road to Research provides a list of criteria to consider when evaluating Internet resources. Each criterion is explained and examples of various types of Web sites are given.

Analyzing Information Sources, from the Cornell University Library, offers guidelines on how to evaluate information resources properly.

Distinguishing Scholarly Journals from Other Periodicals, also from the Cornell University Library, defines and provides examples of scholarly journals and popular magazines. Learn what is the most appropriate resource for academic research.

Using Wikipedia, from the Cornell University Library, offers reasons and explanations for not using Wikipedia as a cited source in an academic paper.

Synthesis: Using the Work of Others, from the University of Maine at Farmington, provides information on citing and avoiding plagiarism.

Introduction to Concepts of Online Searching, created by the library of the University of Illinois at Chicago, demonstrates how to search online.