Locating information, whether in traditional print format or in electronic format, is only the first step in doing research. The next step is to evaluate the quality and the usefulness of what you find.
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Currency - when was the article, book, or webpage written or updated? Is the info current enough for your topic?
Authority - who wrote the article, book, or webpage? Is there evidence that the author or organization is an expert on this subject?
Reliability - Are there references given for the information provided? Is the information supported by evidence? Can this information be verified?
Purpose - does the article, book, or webpage present fact, opinion, propaganda? Is there a bias? Is the purpose to inform, sell, entertain, persuade?