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Find out who is providing the content and why. Get information from different sources. Be skeptical.
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FOR ESSENTIAL INFO: Go to the Experts

If you have a heart attack, you don't go to your golf instructor.  If you want to learn how to golf,  you don't go to your chemistry teacher.   It is best to go to the experts for expert advice.  That is why we recommend using peer-reviewed scholarly articles for your research projects.

      
     

    Peer-reviewed scholarly articles

    Q: What does "peer-reviewed" mean?
    A:
    When an article is sent out to other experts in the field (peers) for review, and those experts agree that the article is worth publishing, then that is a peer-reviewed article. It is held to a higher standard and is more reliable than opinion or advice articles. It is not a guarantee of accuracy or lack of bias.

     

    YouTube: The Importance of Investigating the Author

    Source: UTSALibraries

     

    Look for "About Us" and "Contacts Us"

    About Us and Contact Us are essential parts of a good website. These elements may be located at the top of the page,  or at the bottom in the signature area.

     AVOID web pages with no contact information, or that have not been updated recently.

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