When evaluating a primary source, especially an online one, it's important to ask yourself these questions.
- Primary sources from the web? Be sure to evaluate the webpage creator as well.
- Who is the intended audience? Is it scholarly?
- Original material? Scanned image? Does the document or website link to other places?
- Is it a well-designed website with dates and author information? Is it regularly updated?
"Evaluating Primary Sources", American Library Association, January 12, 2015. http://www.ala.org/rusa/sections/history/resources/primarysources/evaluating (Accessed March 5, 2019)