Yesterday, 'Whittaker' found an interesting article online for his own research. He didn't recognise the name of the place where the author was working. All was well, though: it turned out to be a department in an American university - the name was just a bit unusual. The author was bona fide, too; and finally, the article was indexed in RILM - so was likely to be trustworthy.
So, if you're researching a subject, here are two useful principles to guide you on your way:-
- Check out the source of the information. Is it likely to be reliable?
- Quote the source of the information, so people can see where you got it from! All a question of academic integrity.