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General Library Research Tutorial

Fundamental concepts and vocabulary used in library and information research.

A. Why Evaluate?

Why Evaluate? 

 

In today's information age anyone who has the necessary skills can find a wealth of information on almost any topic. The challenge is to sift through a huge amount of information and identify sources that are reliable and appropriate.

Whether you find information in books and periodicals, on the Internet, or on television, you cannot assume it is reliable. The user is responsible for evaluating information and judging its quality.

The next page will give you a checklist of points to consider when evaluating any information source.

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