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Evaluating Information

 

Regardless of where you are getting your information, you need to be aware of a few simple attributes about whatever information you are using.

When evaluating information, here are five helpful considerations:

Currency: timeliness of the information.

Relevance: importance of the information for your need.

Authority: source of the information.

Accuracy: reliability, truthfulness, correctness.

Purpose: reason that the information exists.

Finding an Article

Finding encyclopedias and ebooks

Finding Video and Audio

APA Citation Style

Subject Librarian

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Krista Higham
Contact:
Email: krista.higham@millersville.edu

Phone: 717-871-5511

Office: McNairy Library LL102B

Library Services

 

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