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Research Resources and Tips: Evaluating the Credibility of Sources

Finding reliable sources is important to creating a meaningful argumentative reflection. Three questions you want to consider as you locate sources are:

1)  Does this research come from a reliable resource? Stay away from .coms. Use sites that end in .org or .edu.

2)  Is this a good source for my project? Sometimes you may find a good article, but it won’t have adequate information to support your claims. Be sure to check for the evidence and only include evidence that is connected to your claim.

3)  Am I able to read and understand it? It’s important to think through your research. If you can’t understand what a source says, you won’t be able to meaningfully integrate it.