Evaluating Articles, Step 1: Is It Worth Considering?
The initial evaluation is conducted when you first locate an article citation and need to determine whether the article has worth based on just the citation, or the citation and abstract. When you click the article title and open up the record, you are provided with more detail. You can then examine the citation to help determine whether the article is even worth considering. Criteria to consider include:
Evaluating Articles, Step 2: Is It Worth Including as a Source in My Research?
Once you obtain the actual text of the article, you will need to determine whether the article is worth including as a source for your research. Criteria to consider as part of the evaluation process include:
For more information see: Anatomy of a Scholarly Article