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Evaluating Sources

This guide will help you recognize the different types of sources and how to evaluate them.

Evaluating Sources of Information from the Purdue OWL

Purdue OWL

Is Wikipedia a scholarly source?

Wikipedia


"Wikipedia is not considered a credible source. Wikipedia is increasingly used by people in the academic community, from freshman students to professors, as an easily accessible tertiary source for information about anything and everything. However, citation of Wikipedia in research papers may be considered unacceptable, because Wikipedia is not considered a credible or authoritative source. This is especially true considering anyone can edit the information given at any time." Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Academic_use