You are doing research on obesity and you find an article online in the magazine, the Onion: Majority of Americans Now Eating One Continuous Meal a Day. The article looks interesting, but how do you know if it is credible and reliable?
The Library can help you sort through the sources you find to choose the best ones for your paper:
- Use the Evaluating Sources page or print the CARS checklist to find a list of questions to help you evaluate sources
- Practice evaluating websites using these criteria
- Look up your magazine/journal (the Onion) in Ulrichsweb. You will find that it is “a humor publication carries as its tongue-in-cheek subtitle, America’s Finest News Source,” probably not the best source for your paper…