What are some unreliable sources?

What are some unreliable sources?


  • Book.
  • Newspapers and magazines.
  • Peer reviewed journals.
  • Peer reviewed articles.
  • PhD or MBA dissertations and research.
  • Public library.
  • Scholarly articles.

What sources should be avoided?

What sources should be avoided?

  • out-of-date materials (published over 10 years ago);
  • posts from social networks (i.e. facebook);
  • blogs;
  • research articles without citations;
  • websites ending in .com, . org, . net etc.

What are the top five research websites?

15 Scholarly search engines every student should bookmark

  1. Google Scholar. Google Scholar was created as a tool to congregate scholarly literature on the web.
  2. Google Books.
  3. Microsoft Academic.
  4. WorldWideScience.
  5. Science.gov.
  6. Wolfram Alpha.
  7. Refseek.
  8. Educational Resources Information Center.

Should you use Google Scholar as one of your reference sources?

Disadvantages of Using Google Scholar It can be a research source, but should not be the only source you use. Google Scholar does not provide the criteria for what makes its results “scholarly”. Google Scholar does not allow users to limit results to either peer reviewed or full text materials or by discipline.

What are four ways to evaluate sources of health information on the Internet social media?

There are six broad criteria for evaluation of health information you find on the web. They are: Credibility, Content, Disclosure, Links, Design and Interactivity.

What is authority in evaluating sources?

Authority refers to the credibility of the source’s author.

What is accuracy of a source?

Accuracy: The reliability, truthfulness, and correctness of the information. Fact-checking a source is relatively straight-forward; however, it is also important to consider the relative accuracy of opinions, interpretations, and ideas, that is, the intellectual integrity of the source.

What is accuracy in evaluating sources?

Check to see if the author supports knowledge claims with the proper forms of public evidence, both empirical and logical, and if the author cites other research that is relevant to his or her claims. These are perhaps the most important characteristics in determining the reliability of a source.