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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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britannica.com3.233.293.293.293.003.29627344
encyclopedia.com2.772.862.862.712.712.711168137
wikipedia.org1.911.712.072.141.861.7912164091
en.wikibooks.org1.531.301.701.701.701.30107618
psychology.wikia.com1.531.701.701.701.301.30528195
biomedcentral.com4.004.004.004.004.004.00637394
ncbi.nlm.nih.gov4.004.004.004.004.004.002058169
yale.edu4.004.004.004.004.004.0072875
apa.org3.934.004.004.003.704.00504088
dtic.mil3.933.704.004.004.004.00113068
eric.ed.gov3.933.704.004.004.004.00844585
mayoclinic.com3.874.004.004.003.703.70215587
cdc.gov3.803.703.704.004.003.70827363
gradworks.umi.com3.804.003.704.003.703.70219494
pubmedcentral.nih.gov3.803.704.004.003.703.70474800
nursingworld.org3.603.703.703.703.703.30129500
nursingcenter.com3.403.303.303.303.303.70382312
springerlink.com3.403.703.303.003.303.70619762
columbia.edu3.333.303.303.303.303.30114923
sagepub.com3.333.003.303.003.703.70517621
scholar.lib.vt.edu3.333.003.303.703.303.30942422
gutenberg.org3.243.383.383.382.623.4371913
ohiolink.edu3.133.303.303.302.303.30357638
onlinelibrary.wiley.com3.133.703.702.702.703.00972624
worldcat.org3.073.003.003.002.703.7043547
highered.mcgraw-hill.com3.003.303.002.303.003.30552757
books.google.com2.952.812.863.002.903.19407016
archive.org2.892.573.003.002.863.00153891
questia.com2.873.002.703.002.703.0085420
freepatentsonline.com2.732.002.703.303.002.70239951
biomedexperts.com2.672.702.702.702.702.70526890
nap.edu2.673.002.702.002.303.30127250
citeulike.org2.601.702.303.003.003.00900954
reference.com2.602.572.712.862.292.57783297
lib.bioinfo.pl2.472.002.303.002.302.70895864
thefreelibrary.com2.472.502.572.712.002.571919664
plsweb.com2.402.302.302.302.702.30146933
highbeam.com2.312.142.712.002.292.43670958
infoplease.com2.201.712.432.432.142.29553741
enotes.com2.171.712.711.862.432.142390593
medlibrary.org2.142.142.002.432.002.143123904
works.bepress.com2.071.002.302.302.702.00185388
etd.lib.fsu.edu2.001.702.002.302.301.70533674
etd.lsu.edu2.001.702.002.302.301.70642449
etd.ohiolink.edu2.001.702.002.302.301.70832389
studystack.com1.811.432.212.291.571.57485983
brainmass.com1.801.302.301.701.702.001423596
academic.regis.edu1.731.702.002.002.300.7043421
publications.theseus.fi1.471.701.301.301.301.7041001
coursehero.com1.371.291.861.001.431.293966939
jiskha.com1.340.861.861.861.141.00630259
fedetd.mis.nsysu.edu.tw1.331.001.301.701.301.30686371
bookrags.com1.200.901.430.671.571.43162232
medbib.com1.021.111.031.031.030.89819544
digitalcommons.liberty.edu1.001.000.701.001.301.0026525
nytimes.com3.463.713.433.293.433.43336730
allbusiness.com3.273.303.003.303.703.002041321
azcentral.com2.802.303.003.003.002.7049767
guardian.co.uk2.702.642.712.712.712.71166273
redorbit.com2.472.002.303.002.702.30440916
huffingtonpost.com2.462.712.572.431.862.71661167
entrepreneur.com2.131.302.002.302.702.30823339
examiner.com2.131.712.072.292.292.29571594
articlesbase.com1.961.711.862.142.431.67416997
absoluteastronomy.com1.931.292.002.292.002.071022745
associatedcontent.com1.931.291.712.502.142.001560924
google.com1.801.702.002.301.301.7098330
ecampus.com1.401.141.571.241.621.4369872
ehow.com1.351.001.141.481.481.67872081
freerepublic.com1.140.711.291.431.430.86576310
rediff.com1.090.861.141.141.430.86165549
findarticles.com1.000.711.001.710.710.861869439
ezinearticles.com1.500.861.362.002.141.14131156
novelguide.com1.260.861.571.291.291.29595799
studentoffortune.com1.160.761.480.761.671.141286899
termpaperslab.com0.990.950.950.761.520.761392284
oppapers.com0.911.001.140.571.000.864492283
slashdoc.com0.630.380.900.520.950.38480272
essaymania.com0.610.570.950.190.950.38653638
pdfqueen.com0.600.000.301.300.700.7049683
customessaymeister.com0.540.430.430.141.290.43294119
antiessays.com0.500.380.380.330.900.522453562
123helpme.com0.460.570.710.000.570.43548895
papercamp.com0.460.430.710.140.710.292454094
allfreeessays.com0.360.290.430.000.570.502068932
bignerds.com0.290.290.290.000.570.292633248
cheathouse.com0.130.000.000.000.300.30129753
fratfiles.com0.070.000.000.300.000.0097236
cyberessays.com0.000.000.000.000.000.00883942
ivythesis.typepad.com0.000.000.000.000.000.00782726
mightystudents.com0.000.000.000.000.000.00365125
peerpapers.com0.000.000.000.000.000.00219321
schoolsucks.com0.000.000.000.000.000.00114374
termpaperwarehouse.com0.000.000.000.000.000.0053411
search.barnesandnoble.com1.812.101.671.481.861.95366949
amazon.com1.551.141.191.951.811.671153412
en.wikisource.org2.141.862.292.292.142.14195078
digg.com2.112.32.72.71.32.3275734
scribd.com2.072.002.432.071.712.143461809
sites.google.com1.911.712.292.431.571.57859680
goodreads.com1.861.381.812.381.951.76374887
answers.com1.841.571.862.431.761.573186959
authorstream.com1.771.001.792.291.861.931060107
angelfire.com1.741.862.001.861.711.29671884
helium.com1.611.431.641.711.861.43435540
slideshare.net1.611.711.861.501.431.574051018
answers.yahoo.com1.561.291.502.001.861.143188527
hubpages.com1.540.861.432.002.141.29878995
wiki.answers.com1.451.051.431.761.761.24801802
voices.yahoo.com1.441.211.571.431.571.43324577
squidoo.com1.361.051.291.671.331.48651951
ask.com1.341.051.192.191.241.05556254
clipmarks.com1.300.711.001.861.621.33543546
chacha.com1.170.711.291.571.291.00107804
everything2.com1.140.431.141.571.710.86370019
faqs.org1.131.001.701.000.701.30496893
myspace.com0.700.330.571.100.900.57173155
blogs.myspace.com0.570.140.711.000.710.29564712
justanswer.com0.400.000.700.700.700.001202430