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Physics 125: Principles of Physics I

Professor Olmschenk

Finding Websites

Criteria for critical evaluation

It is essential to evaluate all sources (print or electronic) before using them for an assignment or research project. Free online sources (websites) require more careful evaluation. The most common criteria to evaluate scientific sources are (click the green arrows to see more):

Authority

 

Accuracy

 

Currency

 

Objectivity

 

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