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Evaluating Sources

Use this guide to help you choose the best sources for your projects and papers.


When you're looking at information, such as newspaper articles, websites, or journal articles, it can be hard to know if your source is the "best" one for your topic. 

Use the resources on this guide to help you evaluate your sources. 

If you have any questions about a source, ask a librarian! We'll be happy to help!

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How to Find Reliable Sources

How to Find Reliable Sources

Learn how to find reliable sources to use in your academic papers, including how to search for sources, evaluate sources, and organize sources with a reference management system.

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