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Info Skills Road Trip: 4 - Evaluating sources: Getting Started

Go to the Toolkit!

The Info Skills Road Trip has been retired, and is no longer being used or updated.

We have a new suite of self-paced modules to help you get onboard with research at university!

Go to the InfoSkills Toolkit to get tips and advice to unpacking your assignment question, finding resources, evaluating what you find and referencing your sources.

Go to the InfoSkills Toolkit by clicking here

Welcome to Source City!

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Welcome to Source City! Now you've made a search strategy and found some sources, you've reached the point in your journey where you should stop for a minute and think about what you've found.

You will need to find relevant and academically acceptable sources for every assignment you submit. Let's explore what that means.


By now you've visited Finder's Way or are here because you know how to find sources to use in your assignment. 

At this stop on your Info Skills road trip you will learn to evaluate the sources that you have found.

This means we will learn how to decide whether a source is credible enough to use at university.

It will take you about 30 minutes to complete.

It covers the essentials that you need to know, you will also be able to follow links out to more in depth information if you want it.

Checklist for sources

This checklist is a great starting point for selecting sources. Move on to the next tab to find out why you should follow it. Checklist for sources


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