7: Evaluating Information Sources:
Section 1 of 6, INTRODUCTION, page 1 of 1.
Evaluate your information sources:
- To ensure they are appropriate, for example...
- Are they the types of sources (format and level of scholarship) that your instructor expects?
- Is the format of the information (e.g., an encyclopedia) well-suited to your subject?
- Is the information relevant to your topic?
- To ensure they are good, for example...
- Is the information true?
- Is the information verifiable?
- Is the source of the information reliable?
By having a list of criteria, such as those provided in Section 2 of this Module, to use as a guide.
By understanding key terms, such as those provided in Sections 3, 4, and 5 of this Module, that pertain to information sources.
OVER TIME: The concepts presented here are not something you read once and completely master. With each new paper or research project comes an opportunity to review and apply the concepts presented here.
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