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Learn the Library Session A: Can I use this?

Does this meet my need?

How can I be sure that this information meets my need?

Think about your research question, problem or general information need, and then consider the following:

  • Authority and Credibility
  • How long ago was it published? Is it still useful or relevant?
  • Look for points of view and bias. Is it affecting the bottom line? How you can use it?
  • All all the research components there? Can we trust that the research is accurate?
  • Coverage: Does this deal with a large part of my need or just one small aspect?

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