To assess a source's credibility, focus on the author's qualifications, publication source, and publication date. Is the author a professional in their field? Is the publication source a peer-reviewed journal? How old is the source? Also check for citations, objectivity, and bias. These steps can help you determine the reliability of a source for your research and information needs.
Below are some tutorials about evaluating sources that you can check out for a more in-depth explanation!
Evaluating Sources for Credibility by North Carolina State University (3:14)
Sort Fact from Fiction Online with Lateral Reading by Stanford History Education Group (3:47)
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