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NUT201 Research Skills Guide: Evaluate

Library Information Literacy Task

In This Topic

This topic will introduce you to:

  • Why you need to assess your search results;
  • Some techniques you can use to evaluate information sources; and
  • Information about what peer review means and how you can tell if something is peer reviewed.

Evaluate

Using credible information will improve the quality of your assessment and may result in better marks, but how can you tell whether the resources you've found are credible and suitable for your assessment? Have you been asked to use peer reviewed or refereed articles? Are you using authoritative websites?

The information below will help you evaluate the information you find, in books, journal articles, or online to make sure it’s reliable.