Skip to main content

Research Paper Help: Evaluating Sources

Evaluating Sources: Links

Evaluate Sources

Once you've completed your research, you will need to select which items you will use in your paper. As you select information, you should evaluate it based on its usefulness. Bear in mind that not all information is accurate, credible and/or timely.

Information found in your library and in library databases has been selected by library staff and other academic professionals, and usually comes from reliable sources. Even so, it should be evaluated carefully. World Wide Web information varies from useful to simply wrong.

Evaluate this information based on common sense criteria. To help you evaluate your information, select the appropriate information type from the box on the left: Evaluating Sources: Links.


Stages of research writing