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Franklin at Alma Library Resource Center Orientation   Tags: citations, databases, destiny, ebooks, franklin at alma, library, orientation, resources, sievert  

A Quick Guide to resources available for Students, Parents and Teachers.
Last Updated: Aug 22, 2011 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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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.  Use reliable search engines.  Google may not always be the best source for research. Start with the Mesa Public Schools databases as your first search for reliable and credible information.

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?


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