Notre Dame Libraries Information Literacy Pot of Gold

Hesburgh Libraries

University of Notre Dame

  1. Home
  2. Introduction
  3. Information Cycle
  4. Investigating
  5. Searching
  6. Locating
  7. Evaluating
  8. Utilizing
  9. Ask a Librarian
  10. Acknowledgements

Evaluating

Let's wrap up the
process of evaluating

Think about information resources as “evidence”.
Viewing information as a tool to prove a point or support an argument is a useful starting point for evaluation.

Don’t assume that one format of information is better
than others.

All kinds of information should be evaluated carefully, including books, articles and web sites.

Evaluation is an art, not a science.
There is no “one size fits all” set of guidelines for this important activity.

 

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