There are many great resources freely available online, but you must be sure to carefully evaluate any websites you come across. The questions to below are meant to help you evaluate websites.
Examples of high-quality, reputable sources are listed below:
Who is the website's author?
What are the author's credentials? Is he or she an expert?
Does the author have bias? (Remember that a bias may not be directly stated.)
If no author is listed, why do you think that is?
Who hosts the site?
What is their purpose?
Does the host have bias? (Remember that a bias may not be directly stated.)
What is the domain extension? This can help you determine how reputable a website is. For example, .gov is the domain for United States government sites and .edu is for US educational institutions.
Does webpage cites credible sources?
Is the site regularly updated?