Evaluating Research Materials
In the process of gathering research materials for your papers or projects,
it is very possible that you will encounter numourous resources presented in various formats
including books, articles, and Web sites. However, not everything you find on your topic
will be suitable or trustworthy. You will need to evaluate your sources by taking factors
such as scope, audience, timeliness, authority, reference sources, etc. into consideration.
The following guide is aimed to help you develop these essential skills to make good judgments.