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Information Evaluation: Types of Sources

What Type of Source Is This?

In order to evaluate a source, we first need to determine what type of source we are dealing with. Sometimes, simply determining the type of source (Scholarly or popular? Primary or secondary?) will be sufficient for evaluation.

Use the links under the "Types of Sources" tab at the top of this guide to learn more about identifying sources, and how certain types may be preferable in certain situations.

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