Searching for any information on the internet can be an adventure and evaluating the authority, usefulness, and reliability of the information you find is a crucial step in the research process. This page provides tips for evaluating sources for relevance and reliability.
Imagine that you are exploring philosophical arguments about happiness. You've come across the following piece:
Lyons, Siobhan. “On Happiness.” Philosophy Now, no. 100, Jan. 2014, pp. 28-31. https://philosophynow.org/issues/100/On_Happiness
Look over this source and explore the features of the website to determine its usefulness and credibility.
(Note: You do not have to read the entire piece word for word!)
Watch the video on Lateral Reading (3.5 minutes) from University of Louisville Libraries Citizen Literacy Project, and reflect on how the strategies in the video compare to your own evaluation strategies.