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Evaluating Sources

Ask Yourself...

  • When was the information published or posted?
  • Is there a more recent revision, version, or update?
  • Does your topic require current information, or will older sources work as well?

*For web sources, also ask yourself if links are functional?

Look For...

  • A copyright or publish date for a book or book chapter
  • A publication date for a magazine, journal, or newspaper article
  • A last updated or revised date for a web source
  • A posted date for a blog post, tweet, or facebook entry