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How do I evaluate the credibility of a website?

  1. Authority - Who is the author? Is it an individual or an organization?
  2. Purpose - Why was the source created? Who is the intended audience?
  3. Relevance - How is it relevant to your research? Primary source? Secondary Source? Peer-reviewed?
  4. Date of publication - When was it written? Has it been updated?
  5. Documentation - Did they cite their sources? What did they cite?

Adapted with thanks from the Library at the University of California/Berkeley:

Selected Political Science scholarly journals

Journals in Academic Search Premier

Journals in JSTOR

Journals in other places

Browse the archived issues or use the "Search this journal" box.

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