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Evaluating Research Sources

  • Checklist for Evaluating Sources - Use this checklist to quickly determine whether or not you should use a print or web source for your research project.
  • Evaluating Print & Web Sources: Questions to Ask PDF - For students as well as faculty, this handout provides criteria and questions to help check sources for authority, relevance and completeness, currency, organization, and purpose.
  • Evaluating Web Sources - Anyone can publish information on the web. This handout will help you determine if your web sources are appropriate for college research.
  • Web Sources Bias of Web Rubric - Using a scale of 1 to 4, students and faculty can quickly evaluate web sources for purpose and bias.

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