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Evaluating Sources Using Critera

The following video provides an overview of how to think about your sources using "criteria." Criteria are the principles by which we make a decision. When considering whether to use a source to develop our understanding a topic or to support a claim or argument, we must use our "critical thinking" skills to decide on the source's value or appropriateness. Please watch the video and then explore the website that follows.

Critically Evaluating Sources

Critically Evaluating Sources

Check out this website - - and the other sites it links to for an overview of ways to think about evaluating sources.