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Evaluating Sources

Evaluating Sources

Welcome! This guide will help you learn how to evaluate a variety of information sources for academic writing. 

  • Understand Information Source Types: Familiarize yourself with the information source types that are available, so that you can begin to evaluate what is acceptable in academic writing.
     
  • Criteria for Evaluation: Learn how to evaluate a variety of sources by applying a standard set of criteria.
     
  • Scholarly vs. Popular Sources: Know the difference so that when you professor requires scholarly sources for a paper, you can be sure to find them!