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Literature, Journalism, Writing, & Languages: Internet Sources

Use this guide as a starting point for LJWL research

Recommended Websites

Review the online resources below to see how they can enrich your research.

Evaluating Websites

Consider Quality...

These principles of web source evalution are drawn from The St. Martin's Handbook8th edition (p. 218-219):

Authorship

  • Does the site or document have an author? What are the author's credentials? Why should you trust this author as an expert? 

Sponsorship

  • Who sponsors or publishes the source? What evidence demonstrates that the sponsor or publisher is credible? What purpose or perspective does the sponsor seem to promote?

Currency

  • How recently was the information posted or modified? Could it be outdated or obsolete?

Credibility

  • How do you know that the information itself is trustworthy? Are there links to other sites or sources to support factual claims?

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