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INFO LIT: Evaluating Sources

By the end of this instruction you should be able to recognize when and how to evaluate sources that you are using for your research.

Evaluate Sources, click through the slideshow!

Apply the P.R.O.V.E.N. test

Apply the P.R.O.V.E.N. test to help you evaluate the sources you find:

Purpose: How and why the source was created.

Relevance: The value of the source for your needs.

Objectivity: The reasonableness and completeness of the information.

Verifiability: The accuracy and truthfulness of the information.

Expertise: The authority of the creators of the source.

Newness: The age of the information.