Website Evaluation -
Why Can't I Use Wikipedia?
Don't Believe Everything You Read
Remember!.... when you do a google search, you have to use the evaluation criteria (in the box to the right), for any website you consider using as a reference source.
One great benefit of using the school databases is that they make the job of evaluation much easier. This is due to the fact that they are designed for students and published by specialists. They also enable you to search different document and publications types, and offer useful search features, such as filters, primary source documents and citation formatting tools, to name a few.
When you search for information on the internet, however, you can never be completely sure if a source meets the credibility standards required by your school. Consequently, you must take the time to evaluate the information you find using the criteria listed below. If you don't, you run the risk of using information that is inaccurate, inappropriate, outdated and lacking in credibility or authority.