Answered By: Priscilla Coulter
Last Updated: Jun 04, 2019     Views: 8838

When you are looking at a source for clues in determining whether or not it is appropriate to use in a college research assignment, there are several important criteria to keep in mind:  authority (is the author an expert?), accuracy (is the information correct?), objectivity (is the information unbiased?) and currency (is the information up to date?). 

These FAQs will help you critically evaluate your sources:
 

 

Also: remember to double-check your assignment instructions, to make sure you are allowed to use open websites as a source.   If you need scholarly sources, click here for tips.

 

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