An important component of research is knowing how to evaluate the resources you've found. The aim of this guide is to give you the tools to determine if your resources are the right ones for your research. With every type of resource you use, whether it be a search engine, book, article or website, there are five main criteria to keep in mind:
Who is the author and/or publisher?
How reliable is the information provided?
What is the purpose of the resource?
How up-to-date is the resource?
Does the resource contain information relevant to your topic?