What's in a Name ... Evaluate the URL
Around the Edges ... Scan the Perimeter of the Page
Quality Matters ... Quality of the Information
Sounds Like…Tone of the Page
Keep in mind the University Library offers a multitude of reference materials that can be particularly useful when you need background information. Start your research with background information from one of our reference databases.
The website domain is typically at the end of a website URL or address and can give clues about the publisher of the website.
Wikipedia may be a convenient source for quick information on a topic; however, it is not a reliable source for academic research. The Wikipedia site allows anyone to edit an entry and, by its own admission, is written largely by amateurs.