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SUBJECT LIBGUIDE: EVALUATING RESOURCES: Home

Why we need to evaluate resources?

Evaluating Information resources is an important part of your research process. Not every source of information is fact or reliable. Content, print or electronic, need to be critically evaluated by the reader. In this case, you are referred to the reader. To critically analyze resources, questions on authority, accuracy, objectivity, currency, purpose and more allows the reader to decide what can support the research being conducted. Not all resources are suitable or a 'good fit' for the paper or project. This guide will help form questions and use methods to help select the best resources.