Module 1
Asking Good Questions
Module 2
Finding Information
Module 3
Selecting the Best
Module 4
Putting it Together
Module 5
Your Project
Module 6
Making the Grade

How do I evaluate my resources?

Knowing how to identify accurate, reliable, quality information can help you make the best decision and create the best product or project. Knowing how to select the best information will save you time and might save you money.

By the end of the module you will be able to say:

  • I can find information to answer my research questions or solve problem by using the advanced search features of appropriate databases and search engines.
  • I can evaluate information from a variety of formats when researching.
  • I can use technology tools to gather relevant information effectively and efficiently.

Directions: Begin with #1 and work through #4 below. Then, click next.

Note: If you are using the databases from home you may need your school district's INFOhio username and password. If you need your school username and password, use this link to Find Your Password.


Watch the short video, Scholarly Research.


Watch the video tutorial, Scholarly and Popular Articles, and quiz yourself at the end.


Watch the video, The Importance of Investigating the Author. While you watch, note the areas to consider when determining if information is credible.

#4 Watch the video tutorial, The C.R.A.P. Test. As you watch, take notes on ways to evaluate information.

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