Tips For Evaluating Resources
Accurate, current, and appropriate information are valuable commodities. Be a discriminate consumer of information! If you are not confident that the information you have retrieved is the best information for your purpose, ask a librarian for assistance.
When evaluating information ask yourself…….
Who is the author?
Is he/she an expert?
Who is the publisher? Are they reputable?
Is this fact or opinion?
Is the information biased in any way?
Is there any advertising in the resource?
Who is the intended audience?
Is the information true?
Where did they get the information?
Is the information cited in a works cited or reference list?
Is the information dated?
Is the information current enough for your research?
Has the information been updated?