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Library Orientation Modules: Evaluating

Evaluating Information

From BCOnlineLibrary 


Factors to Consider Before Using a Source for Research:

  • Who wrote it- an expert or a novice?
  • Why did they write it- do they stand to gain anything?
  • What did they write- is it an opinionated piece or a research based report?
  • Where was it published- in a popular magazine or a scholarly/ peer-reviewed journal?
  • When was it published- recently or is it outdated?

Think About It!

What factors are most important to consider for your particular assignment?


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