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Ithaca High School AP Spanish: A Research Guide (Spring 2018): Evaluating
Sources

Where and how to find criticism and background information on authors writing in Spanish. Click on the blue TABS to see individual sections.

Evaluating What You Find

Evaluating the sources you find is a crucial step in the process of library research. The questions you ask about books, periodical articles, web pages, or multimedia sources are similar whether you're looking at a citation to the item or have the item in hand.


How to Critically Analyze Information Sources
Lists some of the critical questions you should ask when you consider the appropriateness of a particular book, article, media resource, or Web site for your research.


Distinguishing Scholarly from Non-Scholarly Periodicals: A Checklist of Criteria
Shows how to evaluate periodicals by looking at their format, intended audience, and appearance.


Evaluating Web Pages: Questions to Consider
Offers a table of suggestions.

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