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PACS100 - Intro to Peace and Conflict Studies (Fall 2023)

A guide for Rachel Goldberg's PACS100 course.

Evaluating Websites

Remember to always evaluate a website before using it for research purposes. 

Some criteria for evaluating websites include:

  • Accuracy
  • Authority
  • Coverage
  • Currency
  • Objectivity
  • Purpose
  • Support 

You can always ask a librarian or your professor for an opinion about a specific website as well.

Evaluating Websites - check these sites

For suggestions/recommendations on accurately evaluating a
website, try the following links. If in doubt about the reliability of a particular Web site, ask a librarian or your professor for a second opinion.