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Getting Started with Research Tutorials

Evaluating Sources

No matter which type of source you are using, you should evaluate it for credibility and to make sure it fits your research needs or purpose.

Part 1: Watch the video Evaluating Sources for Credibility and complete the knowledge check


Running time 3:11 | 

Video created by NCSU Libraries and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States license.

Knowledge Check

For Instructors

Learning outcomes:

Evaluating Sources for Credibility covers how to:

  • Explain why it is important to use credible sources
  • Identify criteria to help determine a source's credibility for a particular information need

The video can be added to your Canvas course using the embed code.
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