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Evaluating Information

Introduction

There’s a lot of information out there. Users of the Internet can author their own information (or misinformation!), and those with an untrained eye may end up accepting unsubstantiated claims as truth.

This guide will help you explore the different types of information sources offered by Chamberlain Library, as well as how to evaluate them. Finding information, being able to evaluate it, and knowing how to use it is known as information literacy. Being information literate is a skill that will help you in every aspect of your life, not just your studies! It’s important to be able to evaluate information properly because it can come in so many forms, such as:

  • eBooks
  • Peer-reviewed articles
  • Websites
  • And more

It’s important to understand how to classify an information source as the first step in evaluating it. You can use the resources on this guide to help you through that process.

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