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Independent College Dublin: Information: Sourcing Evaluating

Resources for planning and reflecting

About this page

On this page, you will have some help resources to help you think about where to source the information you need, and indeed the possible sources that exist (glossary). 

Evaluating the information you find is a must. Beware of FAKE news or websites/material which may be biased. 

Academic writing should include peer-reviewed information sources (e.g., journal articles). You can learn more about the peer-review process. Check out the video below. 

What sources can I consult? How can I approach a Research question?

Glossary of information types

In the above post from the University of Manchester Library you can explore the different types of information you may reference or use in your assignments (credit My Learning Essentials). Their resource page My Learning Essentials is full of resources and guides to assist you in planning and conducting research!

Breaking down a research question

Complete this quiz to practise making any research question more manageable! An excellent resource if you are struggling with the first steps of research. 

This is the origin page for this quiz, also full of resources to assist you in starting your infirmation search.

The Peer-Review process

Source Credibility?

The Source Credibility Guide created by Turnitin.com 

A handy guide created by IFLA inspired by FactCheck.Org.

Tips from FactCheck.org on spotting FAKE news.

Use the CRAAP test to help you evaluate your information sources and watch the video below: