Beginning Undergraduate Information Literacy DevelopmentWilliam Madison Randall Library
  1. Home
  2. Introduction
  3. Information Cycle
  4. Investigating
  5. Searching
  6. Locating
  7. Evaluating
  8. Utilizing
  9. Ask a Librarian
  10. Acknowledgements

Evaluating

Research isn't done when you've found some sources.

You want sources and information that support the point you are trying to make. Unforunately, some sources can be outdated, biased, or just plain wrong, and using that information makes it a lot more difficult for you to present a convincing argument.

Taking the time to critically evaluate information as you find it will help you to avoid wrong turns in the research process.

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