Evaluate your sources:
The table below outlines criteria and evaluative questions that are helpful to consider when selecting sources of information to rely upon.
|Criteria||Questions to Ask Yourself|
|Authority & Bias||Who produced this source and why?|
|Currency or Date||When was this source produced? Is it still relevant now?|
|Peer Review or Academic||What kind of resource is this? Is it applicable as a university level source of information?|
|Relevance to Your Topic||Is this the best source that you could find on your topic?|
Standards & Codes:
Thesis & Dissertations:
Websites, government documents & research reports:
Using Google effectively requires some tricks! Remember to try a few searches using different search words, to vary your results.