Source Evaluation & Annotated Bibliographies: RELEVANCE of a Source

Relevance of a Source

Your Criteria:

Is this source the best source to make my argument?

 

Questions About this Source:

  1. Does the information relate to your topic or answer your question?
     
  2. Who is the intended audience?
     
  3. Is the information at an appropriate level (i.e. not too elementary or advanced for your needs)?
     
  4. Have you looked at a variety of sources before determining this is one you will use?
     
  5. Would you be comfortable citing this source in your research paper?

Examples