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Evaluating sources: Currency

A guide to evaluating the credibility of the sources of information you use in your assignments.



  • Is the information current and up-to-date? Does it need to be?
  • Is it clearly stated when the information was written and/or updated?
  • Is the information on the page obviously outdated?
  • Are there a lot of broken links?
  • Does the bibliography end some years ago?
  • Check with your lecturer how recent you assignment resources need to be. Many databases let you specify a date range when searching.

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