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English and Writing: Evaluating your search results

Evaluating your search results

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Currency: How old is the information? When was it last updated and by whom?

Authority: Who is the author? What is their knowledge base/qualifications? How have they cariied out their research?

Intent: What is the purpose of the information e.g. financial gain, propaganda, academic etc?

Relevance: Is this what I need? Will it answer my question? Is it at the right level?

Objectivity: Balanced view? Opposing views represented? Links to supporting information?

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