The Web contains information published by governments, educational institutions, professional organizations, non-profit groups, commercial enterprises, and private individuals from all over the world.
The Web can be somewhat of a challenge when trying to find credible information for a research paper. Why?
Although it is always important to evaluate any information, it is especially important to evaluate information obtained from the Web.
Two of the more popular methods of evaluation are the CARS and CRAAP tests.
The Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) defines "open access" as "a model of scholarly communication that promises to greatly improve the accessibility of results of research. In general terms, scholarly research that is published in open access is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions (although it does require that proper attribution of works be given to authors)".
Dalhousie Libraries. (2020, December 15). Open access publishing [Video]. YouTube. https://youtu.be/xzGT-4wno64