Evaluating Information

Is the Information Appropriate for Your Needs?


Criteria to Consider:

  • Is the information comprehensive enough for your needs?

For example, some sources such as CQ Researcher (and encyclopedias, news, digests,etc.) provide only a summary or brief background information on a topic. These sources are useful for quick reference needs or short assignments.

For assignments that require more depth and detail, you will need to use more comprehensive materials such as books, dissertations and theses.