Identify emotions attached to topic.
Find reference sources and evaluate bias for a proper view of the topic
Intellectual courage to seek authoritative voices on topics that may be outside of thesis.
Authority established. Does the author have education and experience in that field?
Purpose/point of view of source. Does the author have an agenda beyond education or information?
Publisher. Does the publisher have an agenda?
List of sources (bibliography). Is the evidence sound?
Year of publication. Does the year of publication affect the information?
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We've put together a list of questions students can ask themselves when evaluating sources using IF I APPLY.
I – identify emotions attached to a topic
F-- Find reference sources and evaluate bias for a proper view of the topic
I -- Intellectual courage to seek authoritative voices on topic that may be outside of your thesis
A -- Authority established
P -- Purpose or point of view of the source
P -- Publisher
L -- List of resources
Y -- Year of publication
CC BY NC This list of questions was provided by Kat Phillips, Eryn Roles, and Sabrina Thomas