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Research 101

The steps of the research process & how to apply them.

Step 3: Evaluate Sources

Checking Your Sources

You will navigate a vast amount of information from a variety of sources. Not everything you find is appropriate for your research paper. Because you should aspire to expertise on your topic, consider whether your information is reliable and relevant.

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Evaluating Sources for Credibility

Note. From Evaluating Sources for Credibility, by North Carolina State University Libraries, , YouTube ( CC-BY-NC-SA.