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Junior Research Paper

Website Evaluation as Simple as A-B-C-D-E!

Authority – Site lists the author credentials and has a preferable domain (ex. .gov, .edu).

Bias Site provides accurate information with limited advertising and it is objective/not biased in presenting the information.

Currency – Site is current and updated regularly (as stated on the page) and the links (if any) are also up-to-date.

Design – Site is professional, easy to navigate and free from spelling/grammatical errors.

Excellent Fit - Content of site matches your research question


 control site/domain

.edu    .org   or  .gov


Best Gateways/Web Directories to Begin Your Search for Academic Websites

 LSA Library Guide's Website's Page

SAMPLE scholarly website found on LSA's Library Guide - Website Page


Google Advanced Search (Control for type of site/domain, currency, language!)


   YOU Gather the citation information!!! 1) author, 2) webpage title, 3) website title, 4) sponsoring organization, 5) date webpage updated, 6) date accessed for EasyBib! Use "ABOUT US" Tab.