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How Do I Evaluate Websites for Credibility?
How do I evaluate websites for credibility?
Use this checklist to help you evaluate websites for credibility as research sources.
How do I find credible websites?
You can find websites by searching the Internet with your keywords. When searching the Internet, it is important that you analyze your sources carefully to make sure the information is correct and unbiased.
The domain of a website (the suffix at the end of a web address) can be a good indicator of the the website's authority and accuracy.
||Branches of the United States federal government
||Charitable, religious, or lobbying groups
||Branches of the United States Armed Forces
||Internet Service Provider
||Catch-all for various different types of websites
As you conduct your research, you may find website sources providing information, research or commentary. As with any source outside the CSU Library, please fully evaluate it and make sure it meets your assignment's resource requirements. If you have questions about using a website for your research, please contact your professor.