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POSC 300: Evaluating

Endings Can Indicate Reliability

Sometimes, you can judge how reliable website information is by noting the URL ending.

.GOV - refers to a government website. Highly reliable.

.EDU - often refers to a reliable educational website.

.ORG - implies a non-profit ORGanization. Approach with skepticism.

.COM - stands for "Commerce" and is used for business. Approach with skepticism.

Evaluating Resources

Keyword Exercise

Research Question: "How does media affect voting in young people?"

Keywords:   media    voting    young people


Fill out the keyword sheet below to explore wording that is used to describe your own topic.

What is a scholarly article?

Scholarly or Popular? Compares the two under the areas of author, audience, editor, citations, length, and format. scholarl