What should I look for in solid, academic research? How can I tell if a website has legitimate info?
How can I determine if the research I choose to use is credible?
- eriLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
The most credible source of information is from a peer-reviewed journal with a high impact rating. That means this journal is often cited by other journals, so it's considered very reliable. Nature, Science, The Lancet, and the New England Journal of Medicine have high impact factors.
Books aren't as credible as you might think. While most journals require that your research be reviewed by someone else in your field, anyone can publish a book without the information being checked.
Most college libraries have a research librarian who is there to help you find good sources of information. I suggest you start there.
- 1 decade ago
Research the author
Dont use wikipedia
libraries are your best bet