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MGMT 250 (Tisdale): Class Guide: Citations

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Humber Libraries' APA in Minutes

Evaluating Online Resources

Criteria to consider before including information from an online source: 

AUTHORITY

  • Is it clear who is responsible for the pages (a person, organization, corporation, etc.)?
  • What are the author's qualifications for writing about this subject? Consider education, experience, title, etc.

ACCURACY

  • Is the information free of grammatical, spelling, and typographical errors? These kinds of errors indicate a lack of quality control.
  • Can you verify the information in another source? Is this information cited by others?

OBJECTIVITY

  • Are any biases clearly stated? Is their any incentive for bias (e.g., one political party writing about the opposing political party)?
  • Is there advertising on the page? If so, is it clearly differentiated from the informational content?

TIMELINESS

  • When was the page written or revised?
  • Are there any other indications that the material is updated?

SCOPE

  • Does it give too little or too much information?
  • Is it clear the page has been completed, or is it still under construction?