Evaluating Sources

Evaluating Sources of Information [E-HANOUT]
Purdue OWL

This e-handout comes from the much-admired and used Purdue OWL (Online Writing Lab). This e-handout explores how to evaluate sources used in the research process.  Particular attention is given to evaluating bibliographic citations, evaluating the credibility of sources while reading, and evaluating the credibility of print versus Internet sources.

Critical Evaluation of Information Sources [E-HANOUT]
UO Libraries – University of Oregon

Using a table format, this e-handout addresses the features of  authority, objectivity, quality, coverage, currency, and relevance to evaluate the credibility of a source. This primary focuses on print sources.

Evaluating Web Pages: Techniques to Apply & Questions to Ask [E-HANOUT]
UC Berkeley Library

Using a question and answer approach, this e-handout gives the user strategies to assess the credibility of a web page from dissecting a URL to looking at determining the quality of the information on the site.

The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly or Why It’s a Good Idea to Evaluate Web Sources [E-GUIDE]
Susan Beck, Collection Development Coordinator
New Mexico State University Library

This web guide demonstrates the need to evaluate web sources by giving examples rather than explanations of authority, accuracy, objectivity, currency and coverage.  Includes an extensive bibliography on evaluating sources, many of the sources are linked; unfortunately, many of the sources are pre-2000.

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