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HIST 211: Foundations of Western Civilization - Brink: Evaluating Info

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The Importance of Evaluating Sources

Anyone can find sources – in print or on the Web – but making sure research project sources are relevant, reliable, and accurate is key! In academic writing the argument, information, project, etc. on which you are working is only as strong as the evidence you bring to it. Your writing or presentation takes on the character of your sources. If you use unreliable sources, your own paper will be unreliable and unbelievable.

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