Evaluating your sources helps you decide if the information is trustworthy, high quality, and a good fit for your research assignment. Start by asking yourself some questions to determine how well a source fits your needs:
Given the source requirements (if applicable), what is the best type of source for the research topic?
How will you use this source in your research assignment?
What value does this source add to your research assignment?
Does the information relate to your research topic?
Evaluating Sources to Find Quality Research Video
The Evaluating Sources to Find Quality Research video introduces the concept of evaluating information.
Watch Evaluating Sources to Find Quality Research video (5:28 minutes)
Take notes while watching the video including writing down the questions that are highlighted
Use these questions when looking at a potential source to help you determine if the source is a good fit