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How to Evaluate Research Sources

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Why is Credibility Important?

NC State University Libraries. (2015, June 9). Evaluating Sources for Credibility. [Video file]. Retrieved from

Video by NC State University Libraries

Who Do You Trust, and Why?

OkStateLibrary (2016, June 10). Inform your thinking: Episode 2 - Who do you trust and why? [Video file]. Retrieved from

Licensed under CC BY-NC 4.0.

Credibility is Contextual

University of Washington Libraries (2016, Mar 15). Research 101: Credibility is Contextual. [Video file]. Retrieved from

Common Tips & Tricks

There are a multitude of acronyms and tricks to evaluating sources. Use the method preferred by your instructor, knowing that the important component is to develop a habit or pattern you can use when evaluating all information.


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