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ENC 1102 - Dr. Xiao Wang: Evaluate Information

Research paper on a drama

Tips on Evaluating Information

Click on the links below to find helpful tips on evaluating books and articles

Tips on Evaluating Websites

How do I choose information related to my research topic?

Evaluation helps to determine whether the books and articles you have located provide credible information that is relevant to your research question. To evaluate a source consider the author, audience, relevance, bias and date.

 

What are the criteria for evaluating information?

Criteria Questions to Consider 

Author

Is the author an expert on the subject?

Audience

Is the information from a popular or scholarly source?

Relevance

Does the content of the book/article discuss your research question?

Bias

Does the author present information based on facts or opinion?

Date

How recently was the book/article published?