Evaluating the information sources that you use is important to give credibility to your work. This is particularly important with material that is found on the World Wide Web but it also applies to information found in books, journals, magazines and reports.There are vast amounts of information available, but it is essential to identify resources that are suitable, reliable and factual for your assignments.
These guidelines will help you assess the quality and suitability of information you find. Ask yourself -
Who wrote it?
Finding satisfactory answers to these questions is an indication that you can rely on the information you have gathered. It is better to use a few good quality resources than to include a lot of poor quality ones.
What do you think of these three sites? Which one/s do you think would be suitable to use in an assignment?
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