Tips for Evaluating Information
These 5 characteristics are important for books, articles websites and all types of information. Think about these questions before you use a resource.
- Purpose - Is the content biased?
- Authority - What are the author's credentials?
- Currency - Is the information current, or out-of-date?
- Accuracy - Is the information relevant?
- Content - Is the content covered comprehensively?
Still not sure? Ask a librarian!
This LibGuide serves as a starting point when doing library research for your assignments for Fontbonne's Biological & Physical Science programs. It is intended to identify the resources and services available at the Jack C. Taylor Library - Fontbonne University. Fontbonne offers a Biology & Physical Sciences major, as well as a major in Biology for Secondary Education. In addition, Fontbonne offers a Biology minor; click here to see the course requirements.
The tabs at the top of the page or the links below will help you to navigate between the various sections. Most of the resources listed in this guide can also be found on the Library's main page. This guide will cover:
- General Resources (Reference)
- How to find articles in Databases and Journals
- Using Pubmed/Medline database
- How to find Biology or Physical Science books in the library
- Multimedia and Websites
- How to request articles through Interlibrary Loan
Don't hesitate to make an individual appointment with your liaison librarian, who will explain how to find the best scholarly information.
I am one of the evening & weekend Reference Librarians at Jack C. Taylor Library. I'm happy to help with any research or reference questions!
Jack C. Taylor Library, Room 102
I look forward to the opportunity to assist with your research!