Consider the following criteria when determining if a website is a scholarly source.
You can use this Website Evaluation Checklist from the University of Maryland Libraries to guide you as you search.
Checking the website's domain can be a good way to tell if the website is a legitimate source. Check the URL. Does the website's domain end in:
If it does, it more likely to be a legitimate source.
Did you know that you can filter your Google search results to include only websites from one of the domains above? Go to Google's Advance Search Option (https://www.google.com/advanced_search) and enter one of the above domains in the filter that states "site or domain."
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