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Ratings for
Top Student Sources

Turnitin created the SEER (Source Educational Evaluation Rubric) to help teach students how to evaluate the sources they use in their writing. A number of educators tested the rubric on the most popular websites that students use for sourcing material. How did these websites rank? Take a look below…

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123helpme.com0.460.570.710.000.570.43794807
absoluteastronomy.com1.931.292.002.292.002.07395231
algebra.com2.151.802.302.502.002.303551
allfreeessays.com0.360.290.430.000.570.50604413
allgreatquotes.com1.331.301.301.301.301.7050425
amazon.com1.551.141.191.951.811.67727660
angelfire.com1.741.862.001.861.711.29507806
answers.com1.841.571.862.431.761.571248710
answers.yahoo.com1.561.291.502.001.861.14292104
antiessays.com0.500.380.380.330.900.52798557
arcamax.com2.302.502.502.501.502.5017351
archive.org2.892.573.003.002.863.00405581
ask.com1.341.051.192.191.241.0549945
associatedcontent.com1.931.291.712.502.142.00637113
authorstream.com1.771.001.792.291.861.93236197
azete.com0.530.301.000.700.300.30247413
bartleby.com3.303.303.303.502.803.80160286
bignerds.com0.290.290.290.000.570.29534995
blogs.myspace.com0.570.140.711.000.710.29335542
blurtit.com1.041.001.301.901.400.901092
bookrags.com1.200.901.430.671.571.43333542
bookstove.com1.601.301.301.302.301.70200233
brainyquote.com1.701.502.002.001.501.50154750
bralyn.net0.400.300.000.700.700.30104541
britannica.com3.233.293.293.293.003.29246329
buy.com0.670.700.700.700.700.70183006
chacha.com1.170.711.291.571.291.00196505
classiclit.about.com2.001.802.002.501.802.00465754
classicreader.com2.602.702.802.702.702.2069885
cliffsnotes.com2.162.202.002.002.302.30634670
clipmarks.com1.300.711.001.861.621.33171145
community.livejournal.com1.201.001.002.001.001.0015772
coursehero.com1.371.291.861.001.431.29702983
cs.utah.edu1.982.301.502.302.301.523328
customessaymeister.com0.540.430.430.141.290.43525242
deithe.newgrounds.com1.601.001.502.002.501.0013924
dictionary.reference.com3.033.003.103.003.003.00113574
digg.com2.112.002.362.361.712.1424554
diigo.com1.931.302.702.001.702.00172756
dreamessays.com0.660.700.000.002.000.70190719
drugwarrant.com1.601.001.701.702.001.701847
e-reading.org.ua1.100.301.301.501.301.304430
ebooks.adelaide.edu.au2.221.302.803.002.301.8074972
ecampus.com1.401.141.571.241.621.43194269
echeat.com0.740.700.300.001.701.00184207
ehow.com1.351.001.141.481.481.671153
en.wikiquote.org2.002.001.702.302.002.00282154
en.wikisource.org2.141.862.292.292.142.14394047
encyclopedia.com2.772.862.862.712.712.71352411
enotes.com2.171.712.711.862.432.141440129
essaymania.com0.610.570.950.190.950.38932709
etestingcenter.com1.932.702.001.702.001.30123212
everything2.com1.140.431.141.571.710.86550002
everythingaddiction.com1.931.502.002.502.001.601173
examiner.com2.131.712.072.292.292.2970073
exampleessays.com1.001.000.700.302.001.00227434
fanfiction.net1.350.801.302.001.801.0081516
feedbooks.com1.471.301.701.001.701.70379513
findarticles.com1.000.711.001.710.710.86298377
forumlogr.com1.371.001.202.302.000.3022710
freerepublic.com1.140.711.291.431.430.86265174
fullbooks.com2.532.702.702.702.302.30128107
goftp.com0.000.000.000.000.000.001925
goodreads.com1.861.381.812.381.951.76840789
gradesaver.com1.771.802.001.001.702.30291512
guardian.co.uk2.702.642.712.712.712.71159273
gutenberg.net.au3.473.703.703.702.304.0066365
gutenberg.org3.243.383.383.382.623.43590195
helium.com1.611.431.641.711.861.43218490
hextras.com0.950.500.801.501.300.808744
highbeam.com2.312.142.712.002.292.4319453
history1700s.com2.251.802.502.302.502.3057923
hubpages.com1.540.861.432.002.141.29282125
huffingtonpost.com2.462.712.572.431.862.71268510
ibiblio.org2.602.502.803.302.002.50331197
icedrugaddiction.com1.541.001.701.702.001.301809
imdb.com1.742.301.302.001.301.7019895
infomotions.com2.301.802.003.003.001.80448730
infoplease.com2.201.712.432.432.142.29425778
jiskha.com1.340.861.861.861.141.00203675
k12.com1.731.702.700.702.301.3020097
languageisavirus.com2.552.002.802.503.302.301863
lib.ru2.002.002.002.002.002.0081921
librarything.com2.131.702.002.702.302.006056
medbib.com1.021.111.031.031.030.89215119
medlibrary.org2.142.142.002.432.002.14846165
members.tripod.com1.601.501.501.501.502.0015007
myspace.com0.700.330.571.100.900.57336000
netformule.com0.500.000.501.001.000.006801
nfs.sparknotes.com2.542.202.802.702.502.5098248
novelguide.com1.260.861.571.291.291.29410964
nytimes.com3.463.713.433.293.433.43219369
online-literature.com2.352.302.802.302.502.00520271
oppapers.com0.911.001.140.571.000.861245097
papercamp.com0.460.430.710.140.710.29172029
pastebin.com1.001.001.001.301.000.70132289
pbs.org3.803.803.803.803.804.0078997
pinkmonkey.com1.952.002.501.502.001.8047973
planetebook.com2.872.703.703.302.002.70162497
planetpdf.com1.131.001.001.301.001.3095061
planolibraries.org2.301.502.503.003.001.5040080
plantostop.com0.500.000.501.001.000.001764
poemhunter.com2.151.802.502.302.302.0055626
premierathome.com1.931.702.301.302.302.004742
randomhouse.com2.303.002.301.502.002.7064476
readprint.com2.502.302.302.502.303.00235718
rediff.com1.090.861.141.141.430.8625582
reference.com2.602.572.712.862.292.57247700
scribd.com2.072.002.432.071.712.141144111
search.barnesandnoble.com1.812.101.671.481.861.95467582
sg.answers.yahoo.com1.651.402.101.801.801.302929041
shelfari.com2.101.802.002.502.501.805546
shmoop.com2.482.303.001.802.802.60880635
silvergategroup.com2.132.001.702.003.002.001081
sites.google.com1.911.712.292.431.571.57460948
slashdoc.com0.630.380.900.520.950.38526152
slideshare.net1.611.711.861.501.431.57953619
smsgupshup.com1.400.701.301.702.301.001120
sparknotes.com2.122.002.001.802.502.3505223
squidoo.com1.361.051.291.671.331.48289960
studentoffortune.com1.160.761.480.761.671.141412
studystack.com1.811.432.212.291.571.57242677
substanceabusecle.com2.472.302.702.702.702.001174
teacherweb.com2.632.712.712.432.862.43327026
termpaperslab.com0.990.950.950.761.520.76302811
textlibrary.com2.932.703.703.302.003.0054547
thefreelibrary.com2.472.502.572.712.002.57255387
tomdaschle.com1.802.001.001.004.001.001812
topix.net0.361.82221.869766
tumblr.com1.671.701.301.302.002.004538
tutorvista.com2.101.503.002.002.002.001782
usastores.com1.001.001.001.001.001.0033285
voices.yahoo.com1.441.211.571.431.571.4358068
washingtonpf.weebly.com1.201.001.301.701.300.707287
wiki.answers.com1.451.051.431.761.761.24546373
Wikipedia.org1.911.712.072.141.861.793801022
wix.com1.761.502.001.801.502.0043454
worldebookfair.com2.602.302.802.802.303.00272386
worldebooklibrary.com2.602.302.802.802.303.0080129
worldlibrary.net2.602.302.802.802.303.00317830
xmediapartners.com1.501.001.301.702.301.201243
youtube.com2.031.502.002.002.502.1046734