Q. Can a website be a good source?


A website can definitely be a good source! There are a number of absolutely fantastic websites out there that provide information that otherwise may not be accessible in Defiance, Ohio.  

The problem with websites is that for every good one, there's a bad one. The Internet is unfiltered and anybody can make a website saying whatever they want, whether it's true or biased or crazy. You have to use extreme caution and careful evaluation when Googling to find sources. Sticking to government (.gov) or educational (.edu) websites can be a good start, but that still doesn't guarantee a "good" source.

Also, you need to be sure that your professor will accept a website as a legitimate source. Sometimes professors restrict formats for information sources, so you need to make sure that websites will be accepted  BEFORE you begin your research. Always follow the directions given by your syllabus, assignment sheet or professor.

  • Last Updated Jun 19, 2017
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  • Answered By Lisa Crumit-Hancock

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