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How do I tell if this is a good source?
1. Authorship & 2. Currency
3. Publishing Body
4. Point of View or Bias & 5. References to Other Sources
6. Relevance to Topic or Assignment & 7. Format, Organization, Appearance
Types of Sources
Scholarly, Popular, or Professional/Trade Journal?
Primary & Secondary Sources
Help with Reading & Understanding Your Sources
Critical Reading Questions
General Academic Reading Strategies
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Starting Points / Top Resources
The top resources for this subject are:
Evaluating Information: Guide from Johns Hopkins University Libraries
Tips & tutorials on evaluating sources, including social media.
Primary vs. Secondary Sources
Guide produced by the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) Library. Includes lots of useful examples of types of primary and secondary sources.
The Information Cycle
Tutorial video that explains the cycle of information.
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