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When accessing databases off campus, you may be prompted to sign into each database individually. To sign into a database, use your campus credentials. These credentials will be the same credentials you use to sign into Moodle. If you cannot access a database from home, please contact a librarian.

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Evaluating Web Resources

If you decide to do research using a search engine such as Google or Bing, make sure you critically evaluate the source of the information you find. Below are some questions to ask and additional links for tips on how to evaluate the credibility of a website:

  • Who created the site?
    • What are their credentials?
    • Who are they affiliated with?
      • Is it a .com, .org, .edu or .gov?
  • What is the date of the webpage?
  • Is the viewpoint objective?
    • Who is the intended audience?
    • Are they selling something?
  • Are sources cited?
    • Are there footnotes or cited references?
    • Do links go to credible sites?
  • Is the website well designed and stable?
    • Do pages load reliably and do links work?
    • Are there spelling errors?