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Information Literacy Tutorial: Answers

Learn what academic literature is, where to find it and how to use it correctly.

Question 1

Is the information you find on the internet less reliable than the information in academic journals to which LIT Library subscribes?


Information found on the internet is not necessarily less reliable than the information in academic journals held by LIT Library. However, because anyone can publish anything on the internet, and most of this information is not subject to the quality checks carried out by academic journals, it is essential to assess the information thoroughly to make sure it is reliable.

Question 2

Why is peer review a good indication of how reliable the information is?


Peer review is a very good indication of reliability because it means that the information has been assessed by more than one expert.
You can be sure that peer-reviewed articles are reliable and that their content is of the required standard.

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