Evaluating Resources


It is always a good practice to "consider the source" when you are gathering information for your topic. This applies to books, periodicals, and information on a web site as well as personal interviews. Some things to consider include:

For books and journals, such criteria as the credentials of the author, the publisher of the book or periodical, and the reputation or nature of the periodical (e.g., is it a scholarly journal?) are factors you want to check. There are a number of sites identified by the English Department to help you evaluate and cite web resources.


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When "considering the source" of information you find, looking at the issue of Objectivity refers to how timely and /or complete the information is, right?



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