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Writing and Communication for Business: Evaluating Information

This guide lists starting points for locating information about writing including citing and communication including presentations in the field of business.

Identifying Credible Web Sites

Link to Identifying Credible Web Sites video

Quick video on how to critically examine a Web site

Searching With A Purpose

Video tutorial to help with your research focus and getting started with searching.

Direct link to "Searching with a Purpose" in MSU MediaSpace

Video credit: Megan Kudzia

Criteria for Evaluating Information

  • Authority - Who wrote it?
  • Objectivity - Any possible biases?
  • Quality - How well is it written?
  • Coverage - Is it relevant and corroborate other resources?
  • Currency - Is it current?
  • Relevance - Does it match your research needs?

Evaluating Information

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Gast Business Library
Michigan State University
Law College Building
648 N. Shaw Lane, Room 50
East Lansing, MI  48824-1300
(517) 355-3380

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