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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

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 


Is the author an expert on the subject?


Is the information from a popular or scholarly source?


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


Does the author present information based on facts or opinion?


How recently was the book/article published?