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Research Process: Getting Started: 4. Evaluating Sources

A guide to assist students in conducting research using the wide variety of information sources available to them.

Evaluating Sources

Once you've found information on your topic, it is important that you evaluate the information to make sure it is considered "good quality."

In this section, you will learn to:

1. Explain why it is important to evaluate information sources.
2. Judge information sources based on a set of quality characteristics, or criteria.