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English (ENGL) 1013, 1113, 1213

This guide is for first-year English composition classes.

Internet Resources

Internet Resources

Evaluating Internet Resources

Using internet resources for your research can be tricky because of the amount of information available, so careful evaluation is needed. Before you begin using the internet for your research, think about your information need. If you put your information need into the context of your research assignment, then this will help you understand what types of sources you need to find. 

Use these tips to help you evaluate internet sources for credibility:
  • Look to see if an author and/or publication date is listed.

  • Look to see if there is an editorial statement or submission guideline.

  • Look for author affiliations.

  • Watch out for biased opinion statements.

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