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COVID-19 Library Help Guide: Evaluation help

This guide provides some curated online support for UON Library

Evaluating information sources

There is so much information available to us, so it is important to evaluate anything you hear, see or read.

This page will help you through the evaluation process.

The Library also has some great online tutorials for evaluating sources

Why is evaluation of your sources important?


To understand why we need to evaluate sources, see the infograph to the left or  our online module 'Why evaluate?' for more.


Not sure why you'd use particular types of sources?  Check out our information page

'TRAAP' and evaluation
TRAAP is a simple framework that can help you evaluate sources.  For more on using TRAAP, see the videos on the next tab, or check out our online module
Using TRAAP to evaluate different sources
Watch the videos below to see how the TRAAP framework can be applied to evaluate web pages, articles, and books.

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