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History 151: McCauley

Evaluating Sources & Content

A student will review information retrieved to assess the reliability of each source; consider whether or not the amount of information is sufficient to address the issue; examine and compare information from various sources; determine the probable accuracy and reliability of the content; identify an author’s thesis and the basic structure of the information; avoid immediate agreement or disagreement with the information.

  • Source evaluation
    A student will examine and compare information from various sources (print and online) in order to evaluate reliability, validity, accuracy, authority, timeliness, and point of view or bias.
  • Web evaluation
    A student will evaluate web pages using appropriate techniques and inquiry methods.