Evaluating Information

Finding information is not the end of research.

You’ll find plenty of sources of information, but not every source is a good source and some will fit your assignment better than others.

You want information that supports the point you’re trying to make. Some sources can be outdated, biased, or just plain wrong, and using that information makes it a lot more difficult for you to present a convincing argument.

Taking the time to critically evaluate information as you find it will help you to avoid wrong turns in the research process.