When looking at your sources, keep these questions about the author or publisher in mind:
Comparing information to other sources also helps you verify data, opinions, or historical occurrences. If there is general agreement between various sources (like scholarly sources, web sites, and books), then you can have confidence that the information is of high quality.
When evaluating sources for relevance and quality, keep these four things in mind:
1. Use sources that are likely to have the type of information you are seeking.
2. Start with quality resources like the ones selected by Library subject specialists.
3. Compare your information with other sources so that you can judge its relevance.
4. Use your comparisons to verify information so that you can have confidence in your sources.