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BI SC 003: Environmental Science Library Help Page

Welcome to the library help page for Dr. Mahsa Kazempour's BI SC 003 Environmental Science course!

Credible Web Sites

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Universities and government agencies create many credible web sites, but always evaluate the site to be sure. 

How do I know if a web site is credible enough to use in my paper?

  • Who is supplying the information?
  • Is it an educational institution (.edu extension)? A government agency (.gov)? A commercial supplier (.com)? A non-profit organization (.org)?
  • Is the supplier a reputable organization? (look for an “About Us” link on the homepage)
  • Is there an author or contact person named? What are the author's credentials?
  • Has this site been reviewed by experts or professional organizations?