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BIO 5 Human Physiology

Evaluating

Evaluate

You can evaluate any source using the 5 W's:

  • Who: ...wrote it? Are they an expert?
  • What: ...is the purpose of this resource?
  • Where: ...was this information published? ...does the information come from?
  • When: ...was this published or last updated?
  • Why: ...is this resource useful? ...is this resource better than other ones?

This video from University of Minnesota Libraries describes how to read and understand scientific research articles.

This short video from University WisconsinMadison Libraries explains the difference between primary and secondary scientific