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CHE104 - General Chemistry 2 - Gamby: Web Resources

Evaluating Sources Used for Academic Research

Purpose. Authority. Currency. Content.

All are important evaluation criteria when examining sources for inclusion in your research.

These websites give you evaluation techniques, questions to ask, and implications to consider when evaluating online sources:

Recommended Websites

Courtesy: National Science Foundation

Subject directory sites search content from multiple authoritative websites all at one time.

The content has already been vetted by scholars or experts in the field.

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