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General guide for all Psychology classes; geared towards students in Psych 250

Evaluating Web sites

It's important to be critical when considering websites. Make sure the information is reliable and it comes from a credible source. The following guide from UC Berekley provides some tools for helping you evaluate the quality of a website (in addition to just about any source you consider):  

Evaluating Web Pages: Techniques to Apply & Questions to Ask

Questions to consider:

  • What can the URL tell you?
  • Who wrote the page?
  • When was the page last updated?
  • What are authors' credentials?
  • Are sources documented with footnotes?
  • Does it link from other pages?

Psychology Websites