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Evaluating Information Sources

Tips for evaluating the usefulness and credibility of information from journals, websites, books, and other sources.

Is it accurate?

Questions to Consider:

1.  Are citations given for the information presented?  Can you locate them to see the original source for yourself?

2.  Is the information consistent with other sources you've found?

3.  Are there editors and fact-checkers for the source?

4.  How would you verify the information presented in the source?