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Things to Consider when Evaluating Books
Date of publication & currency
- Would your research benefit from a historical perspective?
- Is this resource current enough for your topic?
Author(s) or Editor(s)
- What are the author's credentials? Are they a scholar in the field?
- Is this publisher trustworthy? Is it a scholarly resource? Examples would be university presses, professional organizations, and government organizations.
- Are there any book reviews of the title? What do they say about the quality of the content?
Things to Consider when Evaluating Multimedia Resources
- Why is this resource being created?
- Who is the audience?
- Is there any bias?
- Who developed this resource? Why?
- Do they have an agenda?
Evaluating Multimedia Resources
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