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Evaluating Resources  

Helps students learn how to determine reliability of print and digital resources. Is a source or Website credible and acceptable for academic use?
Last Updated: Aug 10, 2015 URL: http://cvsd.libguides.com/content.php?pid=509790 Print Guide RSS Updates

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Evaluation Rubric

Factors to consider

Least reliable

Possibly reliable

Most reliable

Type of source

Unfamiliar website

Published material, general websites

Official and institutional websites,

academic journals, reference books

subscription databases

Author’s background

Unknown

Educated on topic

Expert in the field

Date published

 

Undated

Not currently revised

Recently revised

Reliability

Controversial

Contradicts what you know

Appears legitimate

Has documentation or links that

corroborate information

Sources cited

None

Credible sources

Citations referencing other well-cited works

Objectivity

 

Clearly biased

Sponsored source

Balanced, neutral

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