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Evaluating Sources

Consider these criteria to determine if your sources are reputable:

Author:  Who produced the information? What can you find about the author’s credentials?

Publication Type:  Where was the item published? Essays in scholarly books and articles in peer-reviewed journals are written by experts and have undergone rigorous scrutiny and editing prior to publication.

Accuracy:  Does the author cite references to support his/her thesis? Are the references also from scholarly and credible sources?

Timeframe: When was the source published? Is the information still relevant?

Citation Fundamentals

Watch these tutorials to learn about using and citing your sources effectively.


MLA Handbook

Consult the MLA Handbook for citation rules:

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MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers - Modern Language Association of America
Call Number: Shields Humanities and Social Sciences Reference LB2369 .G53 2009 Lib Use Only
ISBN: 1603290249


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