Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
Mary Baldwin University Logo
Martha S. Grafton Library

Grace Christian Research Guide: Step 2: Purpose and Objectivity

A guide to help Grace Christian students working on their English Literature research assignments.

Objectivity and Purpose

Ask yourself these questions:

  • Is there a bias or opinion to the information presented?
    •  Don't discount a website because biases and opinions are present, but be aware that there might be important facts missing and you might not be getting the full-story. Make sure to watch out for subtle biases which might not be advertised.
  • Is the purpose of the website clearly stated? Is the purpose to broadcast an opinion?
    • Remember to use the URLs as a guide: .com= business,entertainment,news; .org= organization; .edu=educational; .gov=informational
    • Check the About Us/About pages for information on the website's mission
  • Is there advertising present?
    • Advertising may indicate the content of the page is designed to sell you something.


Chat with a Librarian

JavaScript disabled or chat unavailable.