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ENC 0017C - Prof. Forbes: Evaluate Information

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?

Tips on Evaluating Information

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

Internet Research: What’s Credible?

Internet domain types and crediblity

Adding known credible sources is a good way to narrow a search. A domain suffix can reveal what type of website the information was created on. URLs have suffixes such as .com, .net, .edu, .org, .gov, and .mil. These domains are useful filters in the search for credible website information.

Internet Domain Types and Credibility (04:42) Item Number: 58373 Date Added: 08/16/2014

URL: http://db03.linccweb.org/login?url=http://digital.films.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?aid=20561&xtid=58373&loid=266716

Find Books, eBooks, Streaming Media

Search for books, ebooks, articles and streaming media in the University/College Library.
For a simple keyword search, please use the search box below.

Note: To access eBooks, you have to login with your BC ID# and Your default PIN is a 4 digit code based on your birth date: MMDD. (For example, if you were born on July 04, your PIN is 0704.) Updated on 09/28/17

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