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Getting Started at FSU Libraries

This guide will serve as an introduction to using FSU Libraries' resources and services and provide useful information about how to research in a university environment.

Evaluating Sources of Information

Evaluating the sources you find on a topic is an important part of your research activity. Not all information you find is valid, useful, or accurate. Some questions you need to ask while searching for and reading an information source are:

  • Is the information relevant and valid for my research?
  • Is my topic covered in enough depth that the source will be helpful?
  • Is the content of the source fact, opinion, or propaganda?
  • How current is the information provided?

For other questions to ask and further tips on evaluating your sources, consult:

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