From this excellent guide by the University of California Berkeley Library
- Authority - Who is the author? What is their point of view?
- Purpose - Why was the source created? Who is the intended audience?
- Publication & format - Where was it published? In what medium?
- Relevance - How is it relevant to your research? What is its scope?
- Date of publication - When was it written? Has it been updated?
- Documentation - Did they cite their sources? Who did they cite?
Evaluating Web Sites: A Checklist - a useful form from the University of Maryland Libraries
How to Spot "Fake News" - tips from the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library
Finding Primary Sources - the Library of Congress
DocsTeach - National Archives resource for primary sources (including historic photos and illustrations) for homework
Primary Sources: Washington - research guide from the University of Washington
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