May 15th, 2012

Evaluating Internet Sources

Image of globe with letters www on it.As a Capella librarian, I encourage everyone to use the Capella Library to find scholarly and peer-reviewed resources to support your assignments. That said, there are times when it is appropriate to turn to the open Web, such as when you need data sets, current event information, or background information to help you get started on a topic. (Though don’t forget we have great subject-specific encyclopedias, handbooks and dictionaries in the library!)

It’s easy to find websites on the Internet, but how do you know if they’re any good? Use the library’s Evaluating Internet Sources guide! It includes a checklist and other information that will help you critically evaluate websites so that you can determine their value for your research.


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