There are a variety of approaches to evaluating information sources. The following web sites will provide you with tips to evaluating information found in books, journal articles, and on the web.


Critical Evaluation of Resources (University of California – Berkeley)

Criteria for evaluation of Internet Information Resources (Alastair Smith)

OWLS: Evaluating Sources (Purdue OWL)

Evaluating Information In Books

Evaluating Books (Purdue University)

How to Find Books (Arizona State University)

Evaluating Information In Journal Articles

Evaluating Journal Articles (University of Lethbridge)

Critically Evaluating a Journal Article (MacEwan University)

Evaluating Information On the Web

Evaluating Web Pages: Techniques to Apply & Questions to Ask (University of California – Berkeley)

Evaluating Web Pages (Duke University)

Evaluating Web Sites: Criteria & Tools (Cornell University Library)

ICYouSee: T is for Thinking (John R. Henderson)

Information about citing Internet Resources is available in the Citations and Style Guides