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Academic Writing: Evaluating Information Sources

This guide provides information about academic writing resources

Evaluating Information Sources

Website Evaluation: Tutorial


Research: Books


Evaluation checklist:

•What are the author's credentials?
•What are the website's credentials?
•Intellectual level of the article ... is it academic or scholarly?
•When was the page last updated?
•Is the information factual, biased, or propagander?
•Can you verify the information through other sources?

PILOT Tutorial: Module 3. Evaluate your information

By the end of this module, you will have the skills to:

  • Assess your search results for quantity, quality and relevance
  • Revise your search strategy
  • Apply criteria for evaluating information.