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Library Resources for PSY 102

Find an Electronic Source

There are many great websites on the internet. Use this tutorial to help you determine whether the website you picked is credible.

Here is a sampling of some websites that may be helpful to use for your Annotated Bibliography:

Not sure if the website you found is credible? Ask a librarian and we'll be happy to help you!

Finding Websites

Use the resources on this page to help you decide if you have a credible website or web resource.

Website Evaluation Checklist

When looking at information online, use these questions to help you determine whether the source is credible:

Who created the web page?

  • Can you tell who wrote or created the content?
  • Is there an "about us" page?
  • Are they an expert on the topic? How can you tell if they're an expert? [Hint: Google their name to see if you can find out anything else.]

When was the web page created?

  • When was the web page created? Or do you know when it was last updated?
  • Was it published recently? Can you tell how old the information is? [Hint: In some fields and for some topics, this is very important.]

Who sponsors the information?

  • Can you tell who funds the web page?
  • What can you tell about the organization sponsoring the information?
  • Do they have any conflicts of interest? [Hint: Google the organization to see if you can find any other information about them.]

Is it relevant?

  • Is the information relevant to your topic or assignment? 
  • What is the purpose of the website or information? Entertainment? Education? Something else?

Tutorial: Choosing the Best Web Source