Answered By: James Whitmer Last Updated: Jun 22, 2020 Views: 0
Since the internet comprises numerous sites, there are a lot of possible sources to use. However, you should not cite just anything you find in a scholarly paper because most online content is not thoroughly researched and/or is written from a biased perspective. For instance, according to the linked handout, every Web source should be evaluated based on
- Currency ("The timeliness of the information"),
- Relevance ("The importance of the information for your needs"),
- Authority ("The source of the information"),
- Accuracy ("The reliability, truthfulness, and correctness of the information"), and
- Purpose ("The reason the information exists").
For more information on those rigorous standards to help you evaluate an internet source for a scholarly essay, please see the following linked handout: