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BEM2034 - Evaluating Information Sources: 4. Types of resources


In the previous pages we have discussed the importance of evaluating the quality of your information sources and have introduced some of the main evaluation criteria that you can use.

This page highlights that while it is important to evaluate your sources individually, some resources are generally more 'academic'. In academic projects, these are the resources that should usually make up the majority of your secondary evidence.

Types of resources

You can use a variety of resources to support your assessments.

Try to focus on evidence-based sources that are written and reviewed by experts. 

Click on the icons above for information on the typical strengths and weaknesses of four commonly used resources.

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