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SPEA H322 Principles of Epidemiology

Instructor: DiOrio

Evaluating Information for Use

There are several factors to consider when choosing articles to use for your final paper. First, look at the perspective and agenda of the journal where the article is published. Next, look at the author that has produced the information. Publications and authors have varying levels of expertise, bias, use, etc.--all of which have a great impact on the information included. Use the Evaluating Sources: Key Questions section below to help you examine potential sources for use.

Read the article abstract to help you identify whether an article is appropriate to use. If a found article is not quite what you need, consult the references or works cited list at the end of the article. Use the citations to point you toward other credible sources of information.