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Is the Information Timely? (Currency)

Check to see whether an information source is current or out-of-date for your topic. Topics of continuing and rapid development, e.g., scientific topics, demand more current information. For topics in other areas, like the humanities, older information may still be appropriate and valid. Ask yourself the following:


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