How to use this tutorial
Welcome to this tutorial on Evaluating Information Sources.
Work through each section using the menu tabs above, or the 'Next' button at the bottom of the page.
There will be activities for you to complete as you go so that you can apply and self test your learning.
This tutorial aims to ...
- Help you understand the importance of evaluating the quality of the information sources you encounter and use in your academic work, as well as in personal and business contexts.
- Introduce you to five of the main criteria you can use to judge the quality of the information that you find.
- Enable you to critically assess the reliability, authority and validity of a range of information sources.