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What is a Scholarly Source?

Scholarly sources are papers written by experts and then reviewed by experts. These papers are evaluated for reliability by assessing if the author has credentials or expertise (an advanced degree or significant professional experience) and if the paper's content is substantial and supported by evidence. 

Is this a Good Website?

Sometimes you will find a website with information you would like to use in an assignment. Be sure to ask: is this information reliable? To figure out if it is, apply the SIFT method described below.  

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