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College Research Made Easy: Selecting Sources

Everything you need to get you ready for college research

Evaluating Sources

It is important to evaluate your sources. This means determining if the source you are looking at is a quality source and whether or not the source has an agenda or preferred audience. It may seem overwhelming. However, fear not! We have some helpful hints for figuring out the quality of your sources. These helpful hints, links and videos can be found below.

How to Evaluate Sources (5:11) from Stanford University Libraries
University Library's CRAAP Test to Evaluate Sources (2:34)

Best Source Selection

Depending on your topic, you will find your most valuable information in books, periodicals,or a combination of these sources.

Magazines & Scholarly Journals U of Arkansas Libraries (1:49)