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Evaluating Information

General Evaluation Criteria  | Web Pages  |  Journals VS Magazines

General Evaluation Criteria

How to Evaluate Books and How to Evaluate Journal Articles
by Naomi Lederer, Associate Professor, Reference Librarian, Morgan Library, Colorado State University

How to Critically Analyze Information Sources
by Joan Ormondroyd, Michael Engle, and Tony Cosgrave, Reference Services Division, Olin*Kroch*Uris Libraries, Cornell University

Evaluating Internet Research Sources
by Dr. Robert Harris, author and educator (Ph.D. in English)

Web Pages

Criteria from "The Good, The Bad & The Ugly: or, Why It's a Good Idea to Evaluate Web Sources"
by Susan Beck, Head, Reference & Research Services Department, New Mexico State University Library

Evaluating Information Found on the Internet
by Elizabeth E. Kirk, Head, Entrepreneurial Library Program, Johns Hopkins University

Five Criteria for Evaluating Web Pages
by Jim Kapoun, Reference and Instruction Librarian at Southwest State University.
From "Teaching undergrads WEB evaluation: A guide for library instruction." C&RL News (July/August 1998): 522-523.

Scholarly Journal or Popular Magazine?

Popular Magazines VS Trade Magazines VS Scholarly Journals
by Naomi Lederer, Associate Professor, Reference Librarian, Morgan Library, Colorado State University

Distinguishing Scholarly from Non-scholarly Periodicals
by Michael Engle, Reference Services Division, Olin*Kroch*Uris Libraries, Cornell University

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