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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.