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Evaluating Sources

Friday, January 21, 2022

Student with booksAll information is NOT created equal.

You know by now that not all information is truthful and unbiased. Part of your role as a student and as a citizen is to think critically and determine the accuracy of information. You can evaluate books based on the reputation of the publisher and the credentials of the author. Information published in scholarly journals is more credible than what is published in popular magazines.

The Library offers you databases of articles because they provide you with a wide range of sources that can be easily documented. Evaluating Web sites can be a more difficult task because anyone can publish on the Internet.

The following links will help you evaluate the sources you use for your research paper.

UA-PTC Ottenheimer Libraries

Ottenheimer-North Library
3000 West Scenic Drive, North Little Rock


(501) 812-2272

Ottenheimer-South Library
13000 Interstate 30, Little Rock


(501) 812-2878

Hours for both sites

Monday - Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.