When you evaluate statistical information for its credibility, ask yourself the following questions:
Finding quality, reliable sources can be a challenge especially with the amount and kinds of information available to you. Even when accessing books and articles through the library, you still need to ask yourself if the information comes from a scholarly resources.
Please look at the handout below for some helpful tips on evaluating what kind of resources you have found.
When searching the Internet, you will find an overwhelmingly vast amount of information including scholarly research, news, opinions, blogs and other social networking sites.
It can be very challenging to determine if a website is a reliable source to use for your research or assignments. You will need to ask yourself some questions to be able to distinguish good accurate information from biased, uninformed ideas.
Please check out the guide below on how to evaluate a website for research purposes. If you have questions, please contact the reference desk at email@example.com or 256-216-6661.
This Quick Guide will show you how to find a peer-reviewed article.