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Evaluating Information

When finding information, good researchers also question the credibility and reliability of the information they find. In this section, you will:

  • Understand what constitutes a credible source.
  • Identify questions to guide your thinking about what makes a good source.


The videos below discuss how to evaluate sources:

Source: NC State University Libraries. This video is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States license. Credits: Anne Burke: Project Lead, Storyboards, Lisa Becksford: Script, Editing, Daria Dorafshar: Graphics and Animation, Andreas Orphanides: Editing, Audio Production, Technical Infrastructure, Josephine McRobbie: Narration. Published June 2015. Transcript of this video.

Evaluating Sources: Discusses primary and secondary sources as well as scholarly and peer reviewed articles.

Source: BYU Library Online Learning.