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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 relevant?

Questions to Consider:

1.  Is the information comprehenive?  Specialized?  Does it fit your needs?

2.  Is the information produced for a particular audience?  Scholars? Children? A general audience?

3.  Is the fomat of the information useful and appropriate?

4.  is the source too detailed?  Too vague?