The Ellen Clarke Bertrand Library

Comparative and Digital Humanities: Evaluating Sources

Deciding when to use Open Web Sources

Quick Checklist

Purpose and audience: Why was this source created?  Who is the intended audience?
Objectivity: How does the source combine the following: fact, opinion, propaganda, and bias?
Accuracy and reliability: Is the information well researched? Is it scholarly or popular? 
Authority: Who are the author and publisher? 
Currency: When was the source published?