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Evaluating Resources


During your research process you will encounter many types of information in books, articles, and on websites.  The following diagram illustrates the criteria that you should consider when evaluating these information sources to determine if they are useful and relevant resources for your research paper.  


For help determining if your information sources are appropriate or for help finding reliable and authoritative information, and for all other help conducting your research, please contact Library staff at or 408-273-2730.