Look at the resources you’ve identified. Do you have resources that look at your topic from different perspectives? If you came across resources that don’t support your thesis, will you include those and address the issues they raise? Do you have enough sources from different types of publications? You should not use resources that come from only one journal title, book, or only one author. If you don’t have enough, go back and do some more searching, maybe in a different database. Stop when you feel satisfied that you have identified enough key sources to adequately present your thesis.
For the most part, you can trust that scholarly articles you find in library databases are reliable sources of information but what about information you find on websites? Use the tools below to evaluate sources that you aren't so sure of. Look for links on websites that say "About Us' to find out more about who is responsible for the site. Don't hesitate to Google the name of an author, website, or publisher to find out more about them.
This short video outlines the five commonly used criteria for evaluating a resource: Authority, Accuracy, Currency, Relevancy, and Objectivity
False, Misleading, Clickbait-y, and/or Satirical “News” Sources
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