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ELMC 5000: Senior Design I

Getting Started

Finding sources is one thing -- evaluating whether the source is useful depends on whether the source is credible and provides facts or expert opinion appropriate for your research question.

How Do You Know When a Source is Credible?

For quick tips to help help judge the trustworthiness of all sources, check out this video from NCSU Libraries.  


Currency The timeliness of the information.
Relevance - The importance of the information for your needs.
Authority - The source of the information.
Accuracy - The reliability truthfulness and correctness of the content.
Purpose - The reason the information exists.

Tips for Evaluating Websites

For a great introduction geared specifically towards the evaluation of websites, check out this video from  the Community College of Vermont's Hartness Library!