Evaluate the item you are considering to use in your research. Review the areas below to see if this is a good resource to use.
Quick links to important Liberty websites that will be useful.
If you find information from the internet and you want to know if it is safe to use, consider the following example to evaluate the website to see if you should use it for your research.
Also, evaluate the resource/site by reviewing the "About" page. It is good to know all sides of a topic but be careful not to use biased sources that may inflate information to suit their agenda.
.edu or .gov = Educational or Government resources can be informational and used for research.
.org = Sponsored Organizations can try to influence or sell ideas.
.com or .net = Business or Commercial sites can be biased, try to sell products.
.com = News sites have hot topics but may not be as credible as academic journals. Can range in credibility.
Personal sites such as blogs, Facebook, Twitter require caution. A personal site should not use as a resource for scholarly work.