Evaluating Information

1. Choose a general topic that you are interested in. Suggestions include your major, a hobby, etc.


2. Choose two specific subtopics of your topic. Try to be concise and choose nouns (persons, places, things) as opposed to adjectives which describe your topic.

Hatha Yoga and Swami Vivekananda

3. Using LSU Libraries Discovery Search (www.lib.lsu.edu), search for two ebooks on each subtopic from question 2. (four ebooks total) Cite them in APA format.

Singleton, M. (2010). Yoga Body : The Origins of Modern Posture Practice. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
De Michelis, E. (2005). A History of Modern Yoga : Patañjali and Western Esotericism. London: Continuum.
Goldberg, E., & Singleton, M. (2013). Gurus of Modern Yoga. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, USA.
Strauss, S. (2005). Positioning Yoga : Balancing Acts Across Cultures. Oxford: Berg.

4. How relevant are the four ebooks you selected on your topic? Do they truly cover your topic or just a part of it (i.e. tell me why each one is relevant in complete sentences)?

Yoga Body: The Origins of Modern Posture is relevant to my topic. The book gives a general overview of yoga today. It also provides a detailed history behind the most popular forms and the variations that have arisen over time. This source combines information from various sources to provide adequate, and relevant information.

A History of Modern Yoga pertains to my topic by explaining the meaning behind practices that constitute the hobby. It also breaks historic relevance into two main chapters divided by the major transformation the practice underwent.

Gurus of Modern Yoga appears to be moderately relevant to my topic. Although it does pertain to my topic, it seems to be more opinionated rather than fact-based. The author’s viewpoint is clearly stated throughout the work.

Positioning Yoga: Balancing Acts Across Cultures is also moderately relevant to my subtopic of Swami Vivekananda. This ebook does...