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Evaluating Sources

A guide describing various ways to evaluate sources to ensure they are credible and reliable.

Evaluating Sources

Evaluating the sources you have found is a key component of successful academic writing and life, particularly as "fake" news sites have become rampant. 

The first part of evaluating sources is to make certain that the source is a credible and reliable source.

The items listed in the navigation menu are designed to help you ask the following questions related to your sources:

  • Is this source credible and reliable?
  • Is this source biased? How so and to what extent?
  • What viewpoints are left out or not considered in this source?
  • Is this source scholary?
  • Is this the best source for this purpose?