The types of information you use in every situation depends on your purpose or need in that situation. At University you will often be expected to use a variety of resources and some, like academic journal articles, that you may not have encountered before.
Watch the videos on this page to learn about types of resources, and evaluating information for credibility and relevance.
Then test your knowledge: take the quiz at the bottom of the page.
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Keepin' it real - tips and strategies for evaluating fake news - Library guide from William H. Hannon Library, Loyola Marymount University , Los Angeles.
Discover the differences between academic, trade, and popular articles.
To critique literature properly requires more in-depth engagement with the text. These short articles may give you some guidelines. Remember to check with your lecturer and with the learning outcomes of your course to ensure you meet expectations.