Competency 4

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Interpret and analyze search results and select relevant sources.

4.1 Understand that search results may be presented according to various ordering principles (e.g., relevance ranking, author, title, date, or publisher).
4.2 Assess the number and relevance of sources cited to determine whether the search strategy must be refined.
4.3 Recognize the components of a citation and differentiate between types of resources cited, such as a book, periodical, or government document, as well as the format (e.g., electronic or physical).
4.4 Use the components of a citation (e.g., currency, reputation of author or source, format, or elements of a URL) to choose those most suitable for the information need.
4.5 Perceive gaps in information retrieved and determine whether the search should be refined.

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