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COMM 1100: Intro to Public Speaking (Forest): Evaluating Sources

Evaluating Sources

What makes a source good? You want to find sources that:

  • relate to your chosen research topic
  • use evidence appropriately and give credit for others' ideas (either formally through citations or informally)
  • are written and/or published by credible authors or organizations
  • are current enough so that you don't leave out new information (most important in the sciences and social sciences)
  • are comprehensive enough for your needs

Use this handout to help you decide whether or not you have found a good source:

Evaluating Sources Handout

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Amber Prentiss
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