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There are no uniform standards on the Internet. Approach the information on the Internet with caution. Always evaluate the accuracy and quality of the information you find on the Internet. When you are searching YouTube, Google and Wikipedia, etc. use the following criteria:

Web evaluation criteria:

Authority – author(s)’s credentials & host site
Purpose – inform, persuade, relevance
Coverage – depth of content, bias
Currency – updated frequently, links maintained
Recognition – awards, reviews, links from other sites.


Google Scholar

Under “Scholar Preferences” in Google scholar, you may change the interface to Spanish. When you are off-campus, connect from off-campus from the library homepage and you will have access to Queen’s resources.


At home, try other searches in Google Scholar and compare them to Summon and Wikipedia.