The web is a great place to find information, but remember to be critical of all the information you find online.
Anyone can create or update a website, and you need a keen eye to determine what’s reliable information.
For tips on how to evaluate a website, refer to the following guides:
Credible Sources Count! – Acadia University Library
Evaluating Web Resources – Dalhousie University Libraries
Five Criteria for Evaluating Webpages – Cornell University Libraries
This free encyclopedia is usually everyone’s first stop when researching, but use it with caution.
Keep these three tips in mind when searching Wikipedia:
- Use Wikipedia as a source for links on your topic.
- Verify facts you’ve read on Wikipedia in another source.
- Never quote Wikipedia in an assignment.