Citing & Evaluating Resources

Citing Resources

Citing Sources: A Quick and Graphic Guide

Copyright & Plagiarism for Kids

Research & Citation Resources (Purdue OWL)

What is Plagiarism?


Evaluating Resources

From this excellent guide by the University of California Berkeley Library - 

  1. Authority - Who is the author? What is their point of view? 
  2. Purpose - Why was the source created? Who is the intended audience?
  3. Publication and format - Where was it published? In what medium?
  4. Relevance - How is it relevant to your research? What is its scope?
  5. Date of publication - When was it written? Has it been updated?
  6. 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


Primary Sources

DocsTeach - A National Archives database of primary sources (including historic photos and illustrations)

Finding Primary Sources - A helpful tool from the Library of Congress

Primary Sources: Washington - Research guide from the University of Washington


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