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Reading: Reading Websites

Integrated Reading & Writing

Evaluate Websites

Remember to always evaluate a website before using it for research purposes. 

Some criteria for evaluating websites include:

  • Accuracy
  • Authority
  • Coverage
  • Currency
  • Objectivity
  • Purpose

If you have any questions about the quality of a website, ask a librarian for help!

Online Formatting and Citation Tools

Citation Styles


Knight Cite Citation Generator Not sure how to cite your source? KnightCite will create an MLA citation for you after you type in the Author, Title, etc.

MLA Formatting and Style Guide The OWL guide from Purdue gives you lots of examples and advice on MLA paper formatting and citation.

Research and Documentation Online (from Hacker Handbooks, Bedford/St. Martin's) Citation information for various disciplines and styles.

Reading Internet Resources