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Political Science & International Affairs: Internet Resources

Gateway Sites

Countries and Regions

International Development

Think Tanks

U.S. Politics

Evaluating Websites

Criteria for evaluating reliable websites include:

  • Accuracy
  • Authority
  • Coverage
  • Currency
  • Objectivity

Remember to examine websites carefully before using them for research purposes.  If you still aren't sure, ask a librarian or your professor for assistance.

Citing Your Sources

While writing research papers, you may need to:

List your sources in bibliographies or works cited, and

♦ Provide either footnotes or endnotes.

For more help with citations, check this guide out.