Evaluate that information

Ilene F. Rockman (The California State University, Hayward, California, USA)

Reference Services Review

ISSN: 0090-7324

Publication date: 1 December 2005



The purpose of this article is to raise awareness of the need to critically evaluate information, no matter what the source or origin.


Examines how information is distributed to end users.


This article notes that changes in business and marketing strategies have caused information to be communicated in more personal ways, yet evaluation criteria should still be applied.


Reinforces the value of evaluating all types of information sources, especially newer forms such as blogs and podcasts.



Rockman, I. (2005), "Evaluate that information", Reference Services Review, Vol. 33 No. 4, pp. 369-370. https://doi.org/10.1108/00907320510631517

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