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Engl102 Library Research Unit Guide for Students

Evaluating books

When you find a book in the catalog or on the shelf, how do you decide if it is a good source for your research?  Books generally undergo more evaluation before publishing than some websites, and, if a library owns a book, that means more evaluation has taken place (for purchase and inclusion).  However, you still need to check for quality and relevance.  Here is a link to some questions you should ask:

Evaluating Sources

Are your sources credible?

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