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materials is a crucial step in the research process. Therefore, it
is useful to know commonly used evaluation criteria (evaluative points),
which this unit supplies.
While many evaluation criteria can be used to evaluate any type of
material, some criteria apply to particular formats and types of materials.
Therefore, the components in this unit offer criteria for evaluating
the following research materials:
these criteria should help you determine if the material you locate
is worthy of inclusion in your research projects.
(print and online)
in periodicals (print and online)
This unit also provides tips and strategies for applying the criteria.
The last parts of the unit offer activities related to Unit
8 topics and a review.
completing this unit, you should
the need to evaluate research materials,
criteria to use when evaluating materials of different types,
strategies for applying the evaluation criteria.
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7: Using Library Databases