For more in-depth information about types of information sources and evaluating online resources, visit the What Am I Looking At LibGuide at https://libguides.mtech.edu/whatamilookingat
Every source needs to be assessed in some way, to determine if it has what you need and is worth your time and effort.
"If you put garbage in a computer, nothing comes out but garbage. But this garbage, having passed through a very expensive machine, is somehow ennobled, and none dare criticize it." Anonymous
If you use the Internet for academic research you should pay careful attention to the sites you use. Below you will find tips that will help you evaluate websites and their content. Remember anyone can post anything to the Internet and no one controls its validity or accuracy.
Tensen, Bonnie, L. (2007). Research strategies for a digital age. (Second Edition). Boston, MA:Thomson