EasyBib Debuts Website Evaluation Tool

Apr 07, 2011

EasyBib.com, an online citation and note taking service, added a website evaluation tool that can help researchers identify authoritative and reliable sources. EasyBib analyzed the top 50% most-used websites for research and can now provide alerts to EasyBib users about which sources are credible to cite, which aren't, and which are somewhere in between.

The tool also shows the writer the criteria and answers used to evaluate the websites. If a website has not been evaluated, users are shown the criteria and questions needed to help them assess the credibility of the website as a source to use in their research. EasyBib also provides visual examples and guidelines to show users how to think critically about what they read online.