Hello! I have a homework assignment and I have to find my own sources to do it. How do I know if a source is credible or not?
Explanation from Alloprof
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To know if a source is credible, you must first make sure that it is objective. Does the author pass judgment without interfering with personal preferences and opinions? There are 8 clues that can help you determine if a text is objective:
Here are some clues that can tell you that a source is not objective:
To know if your source is reliable, you can check these points:
1. The author is identified.
2. The author can be contacted (by email, phone, etc.).
3. The author himself is credible (studies, titles, specialties, etc.).
4. The site offers you references. There is a bibliography with several sources which are themselves credible.
5. The site has been updated recently. If the text you find on the site is rather old, it is possible that the information reported there is no longer true today. Therefore favors more recent Internet sources.
6. The site offers you relevant hyperlinks.
Don't forget that you shouldn't believe everything you find on the Internet. Always use your judgment and check the credibility of information before using it.
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