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What are good sources for my assignment?

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Before you evaluate the sources you found, make sure you understand what your professor's requirements are. For example, you may need sources that are within a certain date range or that are scholarly or peer-reviewed.

You should evaluate all sources, not just those you find online. There are several criteria to think about when you evaluate sources, including author, date, and purpose of the source.

The library's Evaluating Sources page can help. We also have resources available to help you evaluate news reports. If you still have questions, contact us or talk with your professor.