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Dentistry: Searching for Articles

A collection of dentistry resources from all dental-related LibGuides.

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Evaluating Journal Articles

Consider these five criteria when evaluating the credibility of a journal article.

1. Authority

Is the document author or site sponsor clearly identified?
Does the site provide contact information for the author or sponsor?

2. Objectivity or clear disclosure of advocacy

Is the site's purpose clear (for example, to inform, entertain or persuade)
Is the site explicit about declaring its point of view?
Does the site indicate whether it is directed toward a specific audience?

3. Coverage

Are the topics covered by the site clear?
Does the site exhibit a suitable depth and comprehensiveness for its purpose?
Is sufficient evidence provides to support the ideas and options presented?

4. Accuracy

Are the sources of information stated?
Do the facts appear to be accurate?
Can you verify this information by comparing this source with other sources in the field?

5. Currency

Are the dates included in the website?
Is the information current, or at least still relevant for the site's purpose? For you purpose?

Ramage, Bean and Johnson. The Allyn and Bacon Guide to Writing. 5th Ed. Boston: Pearson Education, Inc., 2009: 602.

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