Ø Be open minded.
Ø Judge the credibility of sources.
What criteria should I use to evaluate and select the information sources?
What are some possible sources for the type of information I need?
What are the best sources? Are certain sources required?
What sources will give me diverse points of view? How will I identify their strengths and weaknesses?
Where are the sources located?
Where is the information within the source, and how do I locate it?
Is my search plan working, or do I need to revise it?
|NCAT Library Catalog
|Find books and E-Books through the library catalog.
|Evaluating Print Resources
|Tips on evaluating resources by reviewing the bibliographic information
|Evaluating Print Resource Content
|Tips on evaluating the content of print resources
|Primary and Secondary Sources
|What is a "primary source?" What is a "secondary source?" How do you tell the difference? When should you use each of those?
|Talking to Databases
|This video demonstrates using effective search terms to find information in library databases.
|NCAT Library Online
|Search NCAT's collection of subscription databases for authoritative information on every topic.
|Find listings of all databases to which NCAT subscribes and access to other library’s materials.
|NCAT Subject Guides
|Not sure where to start? Try these subject guides to resources.
|Four Nets for Better Searching
|Four easy-to-remember tips for finding exactly what you need on the Internet.
|Tips for Google Advanced Search
|Invisible Web Databases
|Specialized tools by subject area to help you find things your search engine might not find.
|Ask A Librarian!
|Need help?? Ask a Librarian! Chat, E-mail, or phone an NCAT librarian. They are happy to help you.