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Research Help

Evaluating Articles

You will need to evaluate each article you find to determine if it is appropriate for you to use in your work.  Use the following criteria to evaluate your articles:

  • Relevance
  • Timeliness
  • References/Bibliography
  • Reliability
  • Validity
  • Credibility
  • Perspective
  • Purpose
  • Commercialism
  • Intended Audience
  • Sophistication

Evaluating Sources

Critique Your Sources

One of the most important components of the research process is evaluating the information you have found. Is it reliable and authoritative? Is it relevant to your research question? Is it a scholarly source?

Websites BEWARE!

Below are links to informational pages created by McQuade Librarians that outline strengths and weaknesses of resources found on the web.