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Evaluation of Information Sources
Part I, Types of Information Sources


To effectively evaluate an information source, you must first determine exactly what you are looking at. There are a number of different categories into which we divide information. This tutorial will discuss first identifying Primary and Secondary sources, then identifying Popular and Scholarly sources. These distinctions will affect how reliable and/or valuable that information might be for any particular information need.


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