LIBS 001: Library Skills for an Information Society (Fall 2016: Mon & Wed, 1:00-1:50PM, 1 unit): Evaluating Information

This course is open to all students. This class is part of the CIN! (Change it Now!) Learning Community. CIN! is a year long, accelerated writing and leadership program designed to empower students interested in social change, who would also like to trans

According to WHO?

You now know how to narrow down your search results, but you still need to evaluate your results for credibility. Consider the following:

Currency: Is the content current?

Relevancy: Does the content relate to your topic?

Authority: Is the author qualified to write on this topic?

Accuracy: Does the information come from a reliable source? Does it seem free of bias?

Purpose: What is the purpose of the content? Is it meant to be informative or to persuade an audience?