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Critical Thinking & Evaluating Information

This guide is meant to present a brief overview on critical thinking and evaluating information.

Credibility & Context

As you have moved through this guide, you should now understand not all information is credible or trustworthy. Watch this short video on credibility.

Rule of Thumb for Trustworthiness:

Less Trustworthy-
•    Personal Blogs/Website / Advertising
•    Advocacy Groups – Political/Religious

Middle of Road -
•    News – TV, Newspapers, Internet
•    General Interest Books, Magazines, Select Websites

More Trustworthy-
•    Scholarly & Peer Reviewed Journal / Articles
•    Books written by Experts 
•    Publications from Academic Presses