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Research Guides

WSTD 3500: Engendering Justice: Web Sites

Library guide for Women's Studies 3500: Engendering Justice (Prof. C. Bell, fall 2016)

Evaluate your resource using ACCORD

ACCORD Handout Google Doc
Use the ACCORD assessment to help you evaluate resources that you find freely available on the web:


  • What is the purpose of this information?

  • Is it objective or biased?


  • What are the qualifications and affiliations of the author?


  • Where does this information come from?
  • Does the author cite the work of others in a bibliography at the end?


  • What is the reputation of the publisher of the information?

  • For academic articles, does the journal require peer review?


  • How does this relate to your topic?

  • Is the information too basic or too technical?


  • How recently has the information been updated?

  • Do you need up-to-date information --or is historical information appropriate?

Accord Model courtesy of Ithaca College Library Evaluating Resources webpage