Evaluating Sources of Information

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  • Evaluating Sources of Information

    1. 1. EvaluatingSources of Information
    2. 2. 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
    3. 3. 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?
    4. 4. 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.
    5. 5. 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.
    6. 6. 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....
    7. 7. 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.
    8. 8. Aleera* http://www.flickr.com/ tmray02 http:// jypsygen http://photos/ale_era/3681831618/ www.flickr.com/photos/ www.flickr.com/photos/sizes/z/in/photostream/ ale_era/3681831618/sizes/z/ jypsygen/4296369359/sizes/ in/photostream/ s/in/photostream/Dave Wilson Photographer miss mass http:// John.P. http://www.flickr.com/http://www.flickr.com/photos/ www.flickr.com/photos/ photos/horrgakx/2963451837/sizes/o/ missmass/3740141024/sizes/l/ 23565432@N05/2804763619/in/photostream/ in/photostream/ sizes/l/in/photostream/ Information from the excellent book: Stéfan http://www.flickr.com/ A Guide to MLA Documentation (8th Ed) photos/ 49462908@N00/3951143570/ Joseph F Trimmer - Wadsworth Cenege Learning. 2010

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