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Additional Information: Evaluating information
There are many resources available on how to evaluate scholarly information.
This process is often broken down into two areas of discussion: 1) evaluating information for to determine if it is scholarly or not, and 2) evaluating the content of a journal article or book.
Below are some additional resources to assist you.
1. Evaluating sources:
- Video: How can I tell if my source is scholarly? (2:47)
- Video:Using good sources: evaluating what you find (4:03)
2. Evaluating the content of articles or books:
- The Craft of Research
- See esp. section 5.4 Evaluating Sources for Relevance and Reliability, and; chapter 6. Engaging Sources
- Evaluating research in academic journals : a practical guide to realistic evaluation
- Description: "a guide for students who are learning how to evaluate reports of empirical research published in academic journals"
- How to Read (and Understand) a Social Science Journal Article
- Written by a PhD student; from the University of Michigan Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research, 2013.