When engaging in academic research, you have to be a savvy information shopper and a savvy consumer, too. You must:
-Quoted from The Digital Literacy Project produced by Cornell
Whether buying a new laptop or choosing to believe what your high school enemy said about the person you're dating, you're constantly evaluating information--can it be believed? Some information, like journal articles published by a reputable publisher, have been reviewed by others first. Other information isn't first filtered through reputable sources. Your skepticism is a powerful tool in evaluating all kinds of information.
Academic information comes in different formats, but there are some common elements that will help you decide what's credible. Consider:
- Adapted & quoted from Post University's "Evaluating Information Sources"
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