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Jane Austen Resources

A guide to library resources and research for students in English for Tutors.

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Evaluating Your Sources

Not all sources are created equal! Use the criteria below to assess their credibility:

Reason For what reason what the source created? Is it trying to convince, to sell? Who is the target audience?
Authority What are the qualifications of the author or organization?
Date When was the source created? Is it up to date enough for your project?
Accuracy Is the information in the source correct? 
Relevance Is the source related to your topic? How will you use it?