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Library Skills

This section covers:

  • The importance of evaluating information
  • What is good and bad quality information
  • Things to look out for when evaluating
  • Tools to help with critically evaluating your sources

The importance of evaluating information

When you are using information to produce academic work, evaluating that information for quality and suitability is very important. You are expected to use high-quality and reliable sources, but with so much out there, especially on the internet, how do you decide what is appropriate to use?

This Guide will take you through some of the pitfalls to be aware of, and will help you evaluate the sources that you are using to make sure they are suitable for your needs.