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Resources for sociology coursework and research.

Online Resources

Evaluating Web Sources

Before you use a website for an assignment, ask yourself if the site is suitable as a research source. There are different ways to evaluate a website, but they all center around asking yourself questions about the site, who created it, when and why. Answering these questions will help you understand the websites:

  • Purpose:  Why was it created?
  • Authority:  What are the author’s credentials?
  • Scope/Coverage:  What does it include and leave out?
  • Accuracy:  Is the information provided correct?
  • Currency:  When was it created or last updated?
  • Objectivity:  What is the author’s or sponsor’s point of view?

Sociology Organizations