Why is it important to evaluate sources for credibility?
Quality information is only as good as the source from which you found it.
High quality information will always benefit your academic and professional career.
No standards exist to ensure the quality and accuracy of information on a web page.
Anyone can create and publish an Internet site, regardless of subject expertise or knowledge.
Print and online resources are often created to persuade the reader.
Scholarly articles – written by experts in the field. These experts will spend months or years researching prior to publishing an article. The purpose of a scholarly article is to publicize a discovery or inform colleagues
Popular articles – written by journalists. The author will spend a few weeks or days researching an article. The purpose of a popular article is to entertain their customers.
Is the information recent enough for your topic?
Does the information apply to your topic?
Who authored this information?
Where does the information come from?
What was the intent of the author, and how is the author connected to the information?