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CSP Library   Family Life Education: Supplementary Web Resources

This guide will help you research in the area of family science.

Google Scholar

Google Scholar Search

You can use Google Scholar as an additional place to search. If you access it via the link above, you'll also be able to see which materials are available via the CSP Library.

Searching Google Scholar Video Tutorial

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?