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Find, access and use information effectively: a step-by-step guide: Evaluate Information

Find, access and use information effectively: a step-by-step guide

Evaluate information

Introduction

When doing research, it is important to find information that is reliable and appropriate for your assignment

Some assignments may require you to use certain types of sources such as primary or secondary sources, or specific types of periodicals such as scholarly journals. Other assignments may require you to limit the number of sources you use. Often Internet sources fall into this category.

In all cases, you should always evaluate the information included in your assignments.

Why Evaluate?

Knowing how to evaluate information will help you with research assignments and also with the bigger decisions you make in life.

Knowing how to find relevant, reliable, and accurate information can help you make informed decisions about things like postgraduate studies, a new car purchase, financial aid options, daycare choices, and more.

How to spot fake news

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