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Art: 60-206 Contemporary Visual Culture 1960-present: Evaluate a Source

Resources supporting the course

Some questions to ask when evaluating any resource in print, online or on the open web.


What is the SOURCE of the information?

Who created the site and information on the site?

What are her/his/ their credentials?

Is there an institutional affiliation?

Is the author qualified to present information on this topic?  


How accurate/credible is the information provided?

Is the content the original creation of the author?

Is information taken from other sources and properly credited?

Have you checked the information provided against other reliable sources
to provide credibility to your research?


Is the information fact or opinion?

Is there evidence of bias?

Is the information essentially for advertisement or promotional purposes?


When was the information published?

Is the information current or outdated?


How comprehensive is the information?

Does the information summarize or reproduce                                
information available elsewhere?


Related research guides
Art: Critical Studies
Art: Contemporary Artists Overview


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