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Basic Research Process

Evaluating Information

Before you can properly evaluate your sources, you need to know the different formats of information available and what terms to keep an eye out for when evaluating. Sources for your research should be accurate, reliable, and appropriate. This guide lists the qualities you should take into consideration before using a source's information.

A walkthrough of the SMART Strategy also provides an easy way to remember these criteria.

  • Types of Sources
  • Evaluating Sources
  • SMART Evaluation