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CHE 431 - Forensic Chemistry: Websites

Scholarly Websites

Evaluating Websites

Evaluating Websites is an important part of finding reliable information.  Anyone can create a website so it is important to evaluate the site for reliability.  Websites should meet the following criteria to be considered scholarly:


Accuracy: The site contains accurate information

Authority: The site author or organization is a recognized leader or expert in their field.

Currency: The site is current and regularly updated.

Objectivity: The site provides unbiased and objective information.

Coverage: The site adequately covers their topic and maintains comprehensive focus.

 Check out our tutorial on the Research Help page for more help on evaluating resources!