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College-wide APA Citation Guide: 7th Edition

Evaluating Information

When evaluating information, ask yourself:

...who is the author/organization of the information? Are they experts? What are their credentials?

...what is the content? Is the information verified, supported by evidence, college-level?

...why is it being presented? Is the purpose to inform? sell? entertain? persuade? 

...when was it created? Do you need current information for your topic?  Is the information up-to-date?