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Use Credo Reference to find unbiased background information about your topic.

Suggested Library Databases

Opposing Viewpoints: Provides coverage of both sides of controversial issues.

General OneFile: Newspaper, magazine, and journal articles on a wide range of topics.

Social Issues in America: Articles and primary documents on social issues.

Newspaper Source: Newspaper articles from 200 regional U.S. newspapers, international newspapers.

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Welcome to ENG 108: Critical Reading Strategies

1 reserve copy of Academic Reading: College Major and Career Applications is available at the library reference desk for a two hour, library-use only check out.

Quick & Easy: How to Evaluate a Source

"When we describe a source as credible, we're basically saying that the information is high-quality and trustworthy. Essentially, that we can believe what the source is telling us."

Credible sources are:

  1. Authoritative: the author of the source has a high level of expertise on the topic. The author's credentials are presented within the source or are easy to find elsewhere.
  2. Fair: opinions are supported by logical arguments and facts. Opinions are not presented as facts. Counterarguments are acknowledged in a civil way and addressed.
  3. Up-to-date: the research and statistics included in the source are current enough for the research topic.

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