There are different ways to evaluate sources: evaluating them for quality research, determining whether they are scholarly, peer-reviewed sources or whether they are from popular press, or evaluating whether or not they will be a good fit for your assignment.
The library has created a page to help you evaluate your sources. That guide will show you how to find out the intention of the source: who made it and why? You'll also read how to determine the relevance and reliability of a source when it comes to your paper.
The most important things to keep in mind are:
We all know there is a ton of information available on the Internet. But we also all know that it's not all accurate or trustworthy. You want to ensure that you are using quality online sources for your paper!
This online module will guide you through stratgegies for evaluating information on the Web (scroll to the bottom of the screen).