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Evaluate Web Sites & Other Information Sources

A guide to assessing information quality.

How To

Evaluate Web Sites & Other Information Sources

Why Evaluate Information?

Bad information thrives, often alongside the good and the great. Unfortunately, there's nothing to alert the public to phony, false, or misleading information--except for your own skepticism, education, and evaluation skills.

Whether you’re using books, websites, or articles from a library database, it’s important to evaluate your sources as part of the research process. This guide gives you some of the fundamental questions to consider during evaluation.

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