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Research Guides

Theology Resources

This guide is to help you locate resources in the areas of Theology and Christianity.


Using Primary Sources on the Web

Evaluating websites

While many sites on the Internet are not academically reputable or scholarly, there are good resources on the Internet. The key is to evaluate a site by asking questions such as the following:

  • Authority: who created the web site? Are her/ his qualifications and credentials listed? Is the author affiliated with a reputable institution or organization?
  • Audience: who is this web site written for?
  • Bias: is the author's point objective and impartial? Is the information factual rather than her/ his opinion?
  • Currency: when was the web site updated? How old is the information?
  • Links: where does the website take you?