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Evaluating Sources: 6. Relevance to Topic or Assignment & 7. Format, Organization, Appearance

6. Relevance to Topic or Assignment

  • Is the language and approach suitable to your level of expertise on the subject?
  • What are your biases or assumptions on this subject and your expectations for the source?
  • Does the source provide information that supports or challenges your point of view?  Does it verify information from other sources you're using? 

7. Format, Organization, Appearance

  • Does the individual source or overall work include:
    • Advertisements
    • Table of contents and/or index
    • Graphics - photographs, charts, tables, images
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