Evaluating Information Tutorial

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What... is the focus?
For example...
Summary of what to look for
Who... produced it?
Publishing processes
Summary of what to look for
Why... has it been produced?
Summary of what to look for
When... was it published?
Summary of what to look for
Final reminder

Small blackboard with 'summary' written in chalk
  • Details of authors - Who do they work for? What else have they published? What is their status?
  • Organisations involved - their work, their interests, their connections, who funds them?
  • Publications - Who is the editor? Who is on the editorial board? What is their editorial policy? Is it peer reviewed?
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Adapted from the Open University's SAFARI tutorial by Cardiff University, with permission from the Open University Library.

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