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FYS 100 - Secrecy & Information Security (2019) with Dr. Landquist: Evaluating, Citing, & ILL

Evaluation Criteria

  1. Does it have an author?
  2. Is the author an expert in the field? 
  3. Is it scholarly or for general readers?
  4. Is it educational or persuasive?
  5. Who published it?
  6. Is it a professional publisher or is it self-published?
  7. Is it current?
  8. Is it well-written?
  9. Does it cite other works?


  • UC Berkeley's Evaluating Resources
    Excellent guide for resource evaluation.
  • Purdue's Style Guide
    Easy to use style guides.  Has clear instruction for citing each type of resource -- books, periodicals, electronic sources, etc.
  • KU Interlibrary Loan
    For articles, this is a document delivery service.  In most cases you are given access to a PDF file within a day or two.  Use the "Tipasa" link to quickly order an item.

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Mike Weber
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