Through the Internet, there is much more information available today than was the case only a few years ago. The information explosion places more responsibility upon the reader to critically evaluate resources.
Thefollowing five criteria can help you to evaluate your sources:
Thinking about any type of publication, including websites, in this way will help ensure that you have located the best information available.
If you would like some real-life examples of how to evaluate materials for your research, see the video on Evaluating Materials in the library's Research Den.