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Introduction to Information Research

Evaluate Books

When evaluating the relevance of a book you must not only determine if it is suitable for the approach you want to take to a topic but also for the level of research you are doing. Sources that were useable at the high school level may not be acceptable for college level research.

Additional criteria for use in evaluating books can be found on the Critical Thinking page of this website and at the page titled, Critically Analyzing Information Sources at the Cornell University Libraries.