Citing & Evaluating Resources
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 and 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
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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