The Research Process graphic was authored by Kim Louie, Lumen Learning
When it comes to finding information on a subject, most people start with tools like Google and Wikipedia. There are numerous advantages to this approach, such as...
However, there are drawbacks that need to be considered.
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.