Sociology Research- Sellersburg

Evaluating internet sources

Non-academic sources are still valuable resources—especially in the humanities and social sciences. However, as they haven't gone through a process of quality checking before they become available, be aware that some of the information you find online may not be credible, useful, or accurate.

So how do you know if something you found online can be used in your research project? Below is an awesome infographic that will walk you through the steps of evaluating online sources.

If you want a more detailed explanation, be sure to check out their article What is a Credible Source? How to Evaluate Web Resources or Purdue Owl’s Evaluating Sources: Where to Begin?

*Infographic courtesy of WhoIsHostingThis