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Ethnic Studies 001: Oral History or Social Issues Research Paper (Fisher)--Fall 2017: Evaluating Information

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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?