...decide whether you should use the information you find during research.
This can be a challenging decision to make!
Before using sources in your academic work, you need to evaluate them. Here are five areas of evaluation to consider when reviewing sources:
These areas of evaluation are discussed in detail in the following tabs.
As you evaluate sources, keep in mind that the credibility, authority and reliability of a source often depends on the context of your research. In other words, it depends on the type of information you are looking for and the reason you are looking for it.
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