Ethnic Studies 001: Oral History or Social Issues Research Paper (Fisher): Evaluating Information

NOTE: This Guide is currently being revised.

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?