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High School Students: Evaluating Information

The Importance of Evaluating Sources

With all of the information available online and in print these days, it's important to take a critical look at what you find. This way, you'll know if the sources you want to use are credible, reliable, and appropriate for your homework, project, or research. The videos below provide good introductions to evaluating popular and scholarly sources, and evaluating websites. If you have any doubt about a source, always feel free to ask!

Evaluating information

Watch this short (4:49) video from Columbus State Library for an intro about how to evaluate sources:

Evaluating Websites

Watch this short (6:47) video from the Oregon School Library Info. System to learn how to evaluate websites and their information: