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Identifying & Evaluating Different Types of Information Sources
Thinking About Sources
What are the elements of a source that you would examine critically in order to determine how to categorize that source?
What are some of the characteristics that distinguish a popular source from a scholarly source?
When is it appropriate to use scholarly sources? When is it appropriate to use popular sources?
Why does it matter what type of sources you use for your research?