Evaluating Information

This session is about evaluating information and using the most credible sources. This can be adapted for the computer lab or for the classroom

  1. Types of published sources
    1. Popular 
    2. Scholarly, peer reviewed, research
    3. Trade
    4. News and opinion
    5. Primary, secondary, and combination sources
  2. Formats of information
    1. Periodicals (journals, magazines, newspapers)
    2. Books
    3. Legal sources
    4. Multi-media 
    5. Internet
    6. Others
  3. Criteria for evaluation
  4. Currency (When)
  5. Relevancy (What)
  6. Authority (Who)
  7. Accuracy (Where)
  8. Purpose (Why)