Objectives of the Evaluating Sources session:
When it comes to finding information on a subject, the reality is that most of us start with tools like Google and Wikipedia. There are advantages to this approach, including:
However, there are drawbacks that need to be weighed.
In other words, a website might look good and be found relatively easily...but that does not mean it contains high quality information. Therefore it is necessary to become an expert at evaluating the trustworthiness of content. The same skills you will develop to evaluate websites will also help you evaluate scholarly content e.g. journal articles.