Evaluate Your Resouces

Analyze and evaluate your search results.
Is what you've found authoritative, accurate, objective, up-to-date, scholarly information on your research topic?

The following links will help:


Even if the materials you've found pass the evaluation checks, continue to be critical!

Just because it's written in a book doesn't mean that it's the one and only truth.  Authors are human beings like any other, subject to limitations both personal and of their historical moment--including unexamined bias, blind spots, hubris, wishful thinking, error.  Don't close yourself off to learning from an expert, but at the same time, remain skeptical about the author's position and what may be lacking, forced, or inconsistent in it.