Why It Matters: Evaluating Sources

A "jackalope" which is a fictional large jackrabbit with antlers

The jackalope: fact or fiction?

What is it important to evaluate your sources?

Nowadays, we are surrounded by so much readily available information that it’s sometimes hard to tell fact from fiction. Of course, not everything you read (or see) on the Internet is true, but how do you know what’s a good source to rely on for personal information in your life? How about for an academic essay?

In this section, you’ll learn about tools you can use and steps you can follow in order to find credible information.

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