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* Foreign Languages & Literature: Internet Resources

Evaluating Websites


Writing Style: Citations, grammar, precise writing rather than generalizations, no personal attacks but rather than answering an argument.

Author: What are the author's credentials? (e.g., education, background, and employer. What else have they published? *Check WorldCat, Google Scholar, & Article Databases like ProQuest, PsycInfo, or Scopus)

Read: Read the information and decide for yourself. Synthesis distinguishes research from reports.

Purpose: Look for "About us." Any bias? Is it for commerce, to advocate, or to inform?

Date--Publication or Last Revision Date

WARP'D Evaluation Checklist

Internet Resources

Google Scholar

Web 2.0

Add a bit of multimedia to your research. Search for author interviews or literary criticism on the piece of literature of your choice.

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Milne Library Research Instruction Office