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Research Strategy

Evaluating and selecting sources

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4. Evaluating and selecting sources

Check all your sources using this checklist:

  • Authority, accuracy, credibility
  • Relevance
  • Timeliness
  • Perspective, bias
  • Purpose
  • Completeness

Use the Lateral Reading Strategy to evaluate the information found on websites while you are reading the webpages

  • As you are reading, you research for facts which confirm or negate the evidence presented in your source.
  • Note: The new information must also be assessed as to whether or not it is reliable information.
The videos below will demonstrate how to evaluate information using both the checklist above and the Lateral Reading strategy.

Evaluating Sources

Evaluating Sources for Credibility

Evaluate and fact check websites while you are reading them

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