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A guide to help navigate and evaluate all web sources and academic information

Why Evaluate Sources of Information?



Electronic sources, although they are varied and vast, are not monitored for accuracy. Therefore, especially when locating sources through a Google search, it is important to examine research critically before using it within your writing. 

Evaluating Sources: Helpful Tools

Lesson Objective

Lesson Objective

We will determine how to evaluate sources of information by identifying our research needs for our specific thesis statement

 Major Keys

  • Searching is strategic - not all sources of information are the same 
  • Research should begin with a an "information need" - a plan for what type of information is best suited for your thesis/topic
  • Sources should be varied and evaluated based on how appropriate they are in relation to your information need

Lesson Materials


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