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Is the Coverage 
of the Information Complete?

Be aware that information sources can vary in terms of their coverage of a topic. A good way to get an overview of coverage is by browsing through the item. Check the table of contents, index, or abstract/summary, if available. Note whether an information source adds to other information you have used or gathered.

Ask yourself the following:

  • How extensively does this source cover your topic in terms of time?
  • How extensively does this source cover your topic in terms of geography?
  • How extensively does this source cover your topic in terms of specific details?
  • How extensively does this source cover your topic in terms of point of view?
  • Is the information complete or abridged?
 
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