1. IDENTIFY & DEVELOP (A) TOPIC
2. FIND BACKGROUND INFORMATION
3. LOCATE BOOKS
4. LOCATE ARTICLES, PRIMARY & IMAGE SOURCES
5. EVALUATE SOURCES
6. CITE SOURCES
7. ASK FOR ASSISTANCE (Librarians & Teachers are here to help)
How do I evaluate / analyze websites?
When considering a resource you should ask:
Is the website free of mistakes and errors?
What is the quality of the website? Who is the author? What is the author's credentials?
Can I find the same information from another source?
When was the information published or produced?
Is the information on the website from the point of origin or from a main body of work?
Some examples on how to evaluate internet resources:
Evaluating Internet Resources Johns Hopkins University
How to Evaluate Websites (video)
Savvy Info Consumers: Internet Domains University of Washington