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Research 101

Evaluating worksheet


Student evaluating a book


This unit will introduce criteria for evaluating your research strategies and for evaluating information sources.


  • Develop a basic set of criteria for evaluating your search strategy
  • Develop a basic set of criteria for evaluating information sources

Library Learning Outcomes

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After this module, the student should be able to:

  • 3d. Analyze the search results and determine whether the search should be refined.
  • 5a. Use the components of a citation to choose those sources most suitable for the research project.
  • 5b. Evaluate among various information sources using established evaluation criteria to determine reliability, validity, authority, currency, and accuracy).
  • 5c. Evaluate information sources with an understanding of context, intention, and audience (bias, opinion, satire, inflammatory, balanced).
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