Resources you find while researching can contain information from people with varying motivation and expertise. The tabs below will guide you in critically evaluating your sources to ensure that they are appropriate for your use.
Find out by looking for:
Find out by looking for errors and citations in the source.
Find out by looking at the tone and content of the source, including the About page.
Find out by looking for dates.
Think about how it could support your assignment compared to other sources that you have already found.
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