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LA 2012 - Introduction to Sociology (Letourneau)

Finding Research

Databases: Best Bets

How to Evaluate Articles

Is This Source Really Credible?

These criteria for evaluating websites also apply to evaluating books, journal articles, and more...

Authority

Who wrote the pages?
Is this person or organization qualified to share information about this topic?
What is the real purpose of the website?
What is the website domain?

Objectivity

Are all sides of the issue represented?
Does the website have a hidden agenda or one-sided message to convey?
Is the website really an advertisement in disguise?

Currency

When was the website produced?
Was the website updated recently?
Are there lots of dead links on the pages?

Coverage

Is the information cited correctly?
Do the links to other pages complement the topic or theme?

Setting up RefWorks

RefWorks

RefWorks is a new way to collect, manage, and organize research.  You can read, annotate, organize, and cite your research as well as collaborate by sharing collections.

From simple bibliographies to papers formatted with in-text citations or footnotes, RefWorks handles it all. ‚ÄčTo learn more about RefWorks, use our RefWorks research guide.

To create a RefWorks account:

  1. Go to the link below and click Use login from my institution
  2. Fill in your information, making sure to use your DelVal email address.  
  3. Go to your inbox and click the email link to complete the activation process. 

Already have an account? Just go to the link below and click "Log In"