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* 1. Authority (read the statements below, then choose the best answer)

A. There is an author of the source. (1)

B. I can find the academic/professional credentials of the author.

C. Author is highly qualified to write page/appears to be an
   expert on subject.

D. There is a reputable publisher, organization, or sponsor of the
    source. (2)

E. There are NO advertisements on the page.

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* 2. Purpose/Point of View (read the statements below, then choose the best answer)

A. The purpose of source is educational (rather than commercial/
    entertainment)

B. Based on my knowledge, information presented is fact (not
    opinion/propaganda).

C. The source does NOT appear to be a personal or hobby page
   (you’ve checked the author and URL isn’t a blog, etc.).

D. The information in this source does NOT appear to be secretly
    biased or limited to one point of view. (3)

E. Overall, source is suitable as a resource for my level of
    academic research.

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* 3. Reliability (read the statements below, then choose the best answer)

A. The page/site is well-organized and all links work.

B. Information presented is cited correctly (a reference list/
   bibliography included).

C. There is a published/last updated date.

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* 4. Relevance & Content (read the statements below, then choose the best answer)

A. The main subject matter of the source is related to my topic.

B. I can distinguish between fact and opinion in the source.

C. The author/source’s argument is similar to other arguments
    on the subject. (4)

D. This is a subject-specific, in-depth source (not one used for
   beginning/general research: Dictionary.com, Wikipedia, etc.)?

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