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MUSI 371: Music History and Literature I


Other Tips to Evaluate Resources:
  • Make sure to discuss your sources with your professor
  • Confirm the resources you are planning to use match the requirements for your assignment
  • Ask a reference librarian for help

Additional information is available on the CSU Library's Evaluating Resources Library Guide.

The 5Ws

URLs Can Help Determine Credibility

The domain extension in a URL for a website can help determine if the site is credible.  Below is a chart that can help but always double check the information you are using before including it in a research paper or project.

More Reliable

Evaluate Closely

Domain Extension Represents Domain Extension Represents
.edu Education .com Commercial
.gov Government .org Organization
.mil Military .net Network


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