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Beginning Research Tutorial

A tutorial on how to research information sources for assignments.

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 LibrariesThis 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.