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Information Literacy Skills for Research (Engineering): Evaluate

In this section

In the EVALUATE section, you will find out about:

Information Sources
   - Scholarly Journals
   - Books
   - Conference Papers
   - Patents
   - Theses
   - Annual Reviews
   - Trade Magazines
   - Market Research Reports
   - Standards

Evaluation Criteria
   - Currency
   - Relevance
   - Authority
   - Accuracy
   - Purpose

Research Impact Measurement
   - Citation Count
   - h-index
   - Journal Impact Factor

Why Evaluate?

You want to discern that the information or data you are going to use is:

  • Credible
  • Trustworthy

Remember, ANYONE can publish ANYTHING!