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Health Studies

Evaluating Sources

Evaluating your sources is an important step in the research process. There are a number of approaches for evaluating health-related information.

Evaluation criteria includes:
  • Currency: The timeliness of the information.
  • Relevance: The depth and importance of the information.
  • Authority: The source of the information.
  • Accuracy: The reliability of the information.
  • Purpose: The possible bias in the information.
  • Appearance: The organization, layout, and interactivity.
  • Perspective: The voices that are represented.


HLTH 102: Evaluating Health Information

Consult this presentation for tips on how to evaluate health information, particularly resources found on websites.

Critical Literacy

Critical literacy ensures that anti-racism, anti-discrimination, and decolonization is put into practice. Engaging in critical information literacy, readers are encouraged to ask questions such as where the power is in the text, whose viewpoint is present, and whose is missing.