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Writing 10 (Alonso): Evaluating Sources

College Reading & Composition

Website Evaluation (Evaluation of Sources)

Questions:

  1. Why are there more untrustworthy sources now than before the Internet was available?
  2. What role are you encouraged to take when evaluating information?
  3. What suggestions are given to help you protect yourself against untrustworthy information? What should you do when evaluating information?

Evaluating Sources for Credibility

North Carolina State University (NCSU) Libraries, 3:14

Questions:

  1. What words can be used to describe a credible source?
  2. What factors contribute to a source's credibility? 
  3. What warning is given about bias? 
  4. What is the editorial process called for academic journal articles? 
  5. When selecting sources, what else must you consider beyond credibility?