Skip to Main Content
University of Southern Maine
Libraries & Learning

*Social & Behavioral Sciences: Web Sites

Here is where to begin your research.

Evaluating Websites

  •  Is the website credible? In other words, does the author have qualifications to write about the topic? HINT: Check the "About" section of the website.
  • Is the website accurate? Can you verify the information elsewhere?
  • Is the website balanced? While nobody is perfectly objective--We're human, after all!, a quality website makes its biases known.
  • Is the website current? How recently was it updated?