Questions to ask:
The "Five Criteria" used for evaluating WWW sites, can be used when evaluating information from any source (magazine articles, books, newspaper articles, etc.)
Q: How do you know if a website is a reliable source of information?
A: Ask questions.
Put websites to the test by using the UCLA Libraries' Thinking Critically about World Wide Web Resources page to guide you. Created by Esther Grassian, the UCLA Library and used with permission.
The Citing Your Sources research guide provides information on why you should cite your sources, plagiarism and how to avoid common mistakes, as well as a list of style manuals. A selected list of style manuals are listed below.
The Chicago Manual of Style Online
Also in print: 16th ed. Z253 .U69 2010 Reference Desk
MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. 7th ed.
In print: LB2369 .G53 2009 Reference Desk
See the Purdue Online Writing Lab MLA Formatting and Style Guide for some online help.
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. 6th ed.
In print: BF76.7 .P83 2010 Reference Desk
See the Purdue Online Writing Lab APA Formatting and Style Guide for some online help.