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How Do I Evaluate Which Sources Are Best For My Research?

  • The Internet produces an enormous amount of information but it is important to remember that anyone can publish a website. There is no guarantee that a website has been evaluated for quality. 

  • Always question the content and quality of sources you use. Your professor wants you to use scholarly resources and there are ways to identify a reputable source.  

  • Use these five criteria to evaluate your materials: Currency, Authority, Accuracy, Relevance, and Purpose. To learn more, read this handout or watch the video below. 

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"Ask These Questions to Evaluate Your Source"