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Evaluating Information Sources

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

Which side are you on?

Questions to Consider:

1.  Can you determine the point of view of the author? The publisher?  

2,  Does the author present information as fact or conjecture?

3.  Are multiple viewpoints expressed?  Can you identify them?

4.  Can you tell whether the author or publisher has an agenda?  Can you identify that agenda?