Ed is available to assist students with their research needs through the Libraries' dedicated subject liaison program. Ed is on the Tempe campus. His office address is Hayden Library, C1T. Telephone: (480) 965-4579 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org-- please feel free to make an appointment I look forward to seeing you!
Evaluating Primary Source Sites on the Internet
Using Primary Sources on the Web ( from ALA/RUSA)
How To Read a Primary Source ( from Bowdoin College)
Guidelines for Evaluating Historical Websites
Who: Who is the author or sponsor of the website? Is that person or organization named? Is any supporting documentation available?
What: What is the mission or purpose of the website? Is it clearly articulated? What kinds of materials are on the website? Are they properly cited and acknowledged? What is the document format on the web?
Where: Where is the site located? Is there a physical address with phone number and email address for a contact person? Does the site have a .edu, .org, or .com address?
Why: Why does the site exist? Does it have a point of view or opinion? Is it pedagogical or polemic? Does it want something from you?