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Evaluating Information: Purpose

  Questions to ask about PURPOSE:

   What is the purpose of the information?
   Why has this work been created? To inform? To entertain? To sell?
   Is the purpose of the information made clear?





Library OneSearch:
Look for clues in the OneSearch preview function-- you might find them in the title, the name of the publication, the abstract, or the publisher's name.


Screenshot of Library OneSearch results with title, authors, publication name, abstract, and publisher highlighted.

 

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