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PY 3750 - Child Development (Letourneau)

Resources for Prof. Letourneau's class.

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?

List borrowed from Cornell University Library's "Criteria for evaluating web pages"