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Drama 54-281 Foundations of Drama II: Historical Resources: Cite and evaluate your resource

evaluation

Some questions to ask when evaluating a resource

**See your course Mid-Term Presentation Assignment for a comprehensive list of of general and common questions to ask)

 

Authority

What is the SOURCE of the information?

What are the author's credentials?

Is there an institutional affiliation?

Is the author qualified to present information on this topic?  


Accuracy     

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?


Objectivity

Is the information fact or opinion?

Is there evidence of bias?

Is the information for promotional purposes?
 

Currency

When was the information published?
 

Coverage

How comprehensive is the information?

Does the information summarize or reproduce                                
information available elsewhere?