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The Research Process

A guide to help develop skills in how to develop a research question and find resources to support your thesis.

Evaluating Information

Finding information resources is only part of the research process. Once you find them, it is critical to make a determination about their credibility, reliability, validity, accuracy, timeliness, authority, and point of view. Even if the resource aligns with your research question, it may not necessarily be a reliable source of information for academic work.

The comprehensive guide below is also posted on the Instructional Guides page of the library website. 

Refer to the additional links below for more help with evaluating resources: