Checklists and Other Resources to Help You Evaluate
Evaluating Sources Rhetorically: The BEAM Model
Th BEAM source evaluation model classifies sources as useful for providing Background, Exhibits, Analysis, or Methodology. This handout from Indiana University Libraries outlines how to us the BEAM Model to evaluate sources.
Evaluating Sources - Purdue OWL
Evaluating information sources is an important step in the research process. Purdue OWL provides a basic overview of how to determine if information is credible and accurate.
Peer Review ... What does that mean?
- Is an author listed? What are the author's credentials? Does the author provide contact information?
- Has the author taken care to check for misspelling, poor grammar, etc.?
- Is the date of the site current?
- Is the information complete and not too vague?
- Does the author acknowledge all views?
- Is the author fair and objective?
- Is the author concerned with the truth?
- Does the author provide support for the information?
- Are the sources listed?
- Are there other resources with similar information?
Robert Harris, http://www.virtualsalt.com/evalu8it.htm
How to Evaluate Sources
Watch the following video to learn how to evaluate sources.