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3.3.3 Accuracy

Evaluate your information
3.1 Assess your search results
3.2 Revise your search strategy
3.3 Evaluate your resources
  3.3.1 Reliability of the source
  3.3.2 Validity
  * 3.3.3 Accuracy
  3.3.4 Authority of the author
  3.3.5 Timeliness
  3.3.6 Point of view
3.3.7 Evaluate a Web site
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Are sources listed?

  • Check that facts have been supported by references and in-text citation.
  • Check that the information cited does actually come from the cited source.

Can the information be verified?

  • Key facts should always be verified to ensure they are accurate.
  • You may need to read the original publication cited rather than an abstract to verify that research conclusions have not been misquoted or misrepresented in the citing source.

Has the information been thoroughly edited?

  • Consistent spelling and grammatical errors imply that the information has not been thoroughly checked for inaccuracies.


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