Library Research: A Step-By-Step Guide

Use this guide to learn more about the research process

Step 3: Evaluate Sources - an introduction

Evaluating your sources

First, watch the video overview of evaluating information below. 

Then, move to the next tab 3.a Evaluate by Specific Criteria, followed by 3b. Distinguish Between Popular/Scholarly Sources

Source: "Research 101: Credibility is Contextual" by Anna Eisen, is licensed under a Standard YouTube License.

Learn about how credibility depends on many factors including the author, audience and purpose.

Be selective!

decorative image of a checklist, happy face to sad face, evaluation

When information is so easy to find and create, it is absolutely crucial to evaluate the sources you have. Be critical and thoughtful about what you use!

Image Source: "Survey" by Mohamed Hassan is in the Public Domain, CC0