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Evaluating Resources: Introduction


As you are working on your studies, you will come across many different resources. The goal of this guide is to teach you how to successfully evaluate these resources to determine if they are appropriate for your assignment, project, or research. Specifically, it will cover:

  • identifying various publication types
  • evaluating websites
  • evaluating publication types for appropriateness for scholarly research
  • methods for evaluating resources
  • identifying peer-reviewed sources
  • identifying primary and secondary sources

Evaluating resources webinar

The Evaluating Resources Webinar covers the differences between publication formats, evaluating and choosing information to meet your needs, and identifying primary, secondary, scholarly, and popular sources.