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Information Literacy Tutorial: Module 5

A module-based information literacy tutorial that addresses each stage of the research process, including selecting a topic, identifying information needs, selecting sources, locating information, evaluating information, and citing sources.

Learning Objectives


'Evaluating Sources of Information'

The student will evaluate information using the following criteria:

  • Authority of the author or producer
  • Currency of the content
  • Supporting documentation
  • Purpose of the work
  • Review process as a form of quality control

Module 5. Evaluating Sources of Information

First, read the Learning Objectives at left. Then, click here to begin Module 5.  

A. Why Evaluate?
B. Evaluation Criteria


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