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Annotated Bibliography

Evaluating Your Sources

You will need to think about whether or not these sources are "good".

Questions to consider when evaluating your sources:

  • Who is the author? 
  • Is the paper peer-reviewed?
  • When was the paper written? 
  • Is there a literature review?  Do they provide their sources of information?
  • Are the sources reliable?
  • Is this study biased?
  • Does the author provide evidence and facts?
  • If the source is a website, is it .com? .gov?

Here are some other good things to think about when evaluating your source.

This LC guide will take you through the steps of evaluating your sources.