Finding & Evaluating Sources for Research


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What are browser searches, blogs and Wikis best used for in research?

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1. Why is the information on a Wiki not always reliable?

2. Which aspect of a source suggests that it should NOT be used as part of academic research?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Finding sources for research can be a daunting task. Where do you begin? And when you find information, how do you know if it's accurate? This quiz/worksheet combo will help test your understanding of finding and evaluating sources for research. The quiz questions will test you on searching for sources and how to determine a source's reliability.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following aspects of research sources:

  • Types of sources
  • Where to search for sources
  • Evaluating the reliability of sources

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allows students to test their knowledge gained from the lesson by using the following skills:

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as blogs and databases
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding reliability of sources
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about where to find and how to evaluate sources for research

Additional Learning

To further strengthen your skills in determining the best sources for research, review the lesson entitled, Finding and Evaluating Sources for Research. The engaging lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn where to search for sources
  • Define types of sources
  • Examine how to evaluate sources' purpose, authority and reliability