Source Evaluation & Annotated Bibliographies: PURPOSE of a Source

PURPOSE of a Source

Why does this information exist?

  1. What is the purpose of the information?
  2. Is it to inform, teach, sell, entertain or persuade?
  3. Do the authors/sponsors make their intentions or purpose clear?
  4. Is the information fact, opinion or propaganda?
  5. Does the point of view appear objective and impartial?
  6. Are there political, ideological, cultural, religious, institutional or personal biases?