Unlike most print resources, much that appears on the web has not gone through a peer review, or even an editing process. Therefore, you must always critically evaluate websites before trusting their content.
When critically evaluating websites, consider questions such as:
What institution or Internet provider supports this information?
Does the author provide background information relating to his/her authority for expertise in this area?
When was this information last updated?
What is the site's domain?
Tip: Start with reliable and scholarly Internet resources (including electronic journals) evaluated by Waterloo Librarians that are listed in Research guides by subject
Other websites with scholarly information:
Based in part on: Evaluating Sources (Ohio University) (2011/11)