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Evaluating Information Sources: Introduction

Online tutorial developed to help build skills in evaluating the quality of information sources

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 use in your academic work.
  • Introduce you to five of the main criteria you can use to judge the academic quality of the information that you find.
  • Enable you to critically assess the reliability, authority and validity of a range of information sources in your discipline. 

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