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?
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