Academic Integrity

La Trobe University

Academic Integrity

Achieve@Uni
La Trobe University

Academic Integrity

Achieve@Uni
La Trobe University

Academic Integrity

Achieve@Uni

Quick overview

  • Is the author widely published in this subject?  Does the author have affiliations with reputable institutions?
  • Is the author qualified to write on this topic?  Does the author cite other sources?
  • For websites and online content such as YouTube is it clear who is posting the content?
  • Is the information up-to-date for your purpose?
  • When was the information written or made available?  Check the copyright or publication date.
  • Are there recent updates for online sources?
  • Are web page links current or expired?
  • Is the information factual, detailed, correct and comprehensive?
  • Is a reference list or bibliography included?
  • Can the information be verified by research, statistics or studies?
  • Is the information confirmed by other reliable sources?
  • Does the author express a particular perspective? Cultural? Commercial? Political? Historical? Gender? Religious? Theoretical? Are multiple viewpoints presented?
  • Has the information been reviewed? How does this information compare with other sources on the topic?  
  • How valid are the author’s conclusions? Are they based on personal opinion or evidence?
  • Who is the information for: general public, scholars/academics or professional practitioners? 
  • Is this reflected in writing style, terminology, or tone?
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Evaluating sources for:

This tutorial will explain how to assess a scholarly resource, and how to include in your assessments:

This tutorial will guide you in the use of scholarly resources for your assessments:

This resource will help you evaluate the quality of information used in Science and Health literature

 

 

 

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