Evaluating Sources of InformationPresentation Transcript
EvaluatingSources of Information
a sourceofshould be relevantdoes the content the source apply directly to the topicof your paper? remember as you proceed with yourresearch, what seemed irrelevant a while ago is now
a source should be authoritativedoes the author have enough expertise to be speakingauthoritatively about the subject of your paper? has thework been reviewed by a group of other experts?
a source must be currentsometime historical sources are an invaluable resource,but if you’re researching the latest marketingstrategies, be sure that your sources are current.
a source should be comprehensivedoes this source cover all of the major issues you needto discuss in the paper? Start with a detailed, overviewresource ﬁrst and then get more speciﬁc.
a source should be stableIf you read a resource will it still be accessible later?What you stumble across today online, might not bethere tomorrow....
a source should be provide linksdoes this source help you locate other sources? The bestsources lead to others, through citations or web links.These help you broaden and deepen your search.
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