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Evaluating Information: Currency

Questions to ask about CURRENCY:

How timely is the information?
When was the information first published?

Has it been updated or revised?

Library OneSearch:
Look for publication dates within each of the search results.  You can open individual results by clicking on the title.

Screenshot highlighting publication date within an item record in Library OneSearch. 

Don't forget that you can use the tools within Library OneSearch to limit your results by publication date!

Screenshot highlighting Date limit in Library OneSearch.

The publication dates of each article should be prominently featured in the result summaries.  Remember that most databases allow you to narrow your search results by date!

Database search results with publication dates and publication date filter highlighted

Finding publication dates within articles can vary, but they are very often listed in multiple places.

Article page with publication date highlighted

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