Determining whether or not a resource is reliable can be quite challenging.

Determining whether or not a resource is reliable can be quite challenging, but there are tips that can help you decide.

Choosing reliable sources is important because unreliable sources can include false information and biases that you do

not want referenced in your assignment.

There are five criterion to check in order to determine if the source is reliable. They are as follows:

1. authority

2. accuracy

3. objectivity

4. currency

5. relevance

In order to view the full explanation of each criterion, visit the How to do Research page of the CSU Online Library or click

http://libguides.columbiasouthern.edu/content.php?pid=512448&sid=4495733

For the Unit IV Assignment, you will evaluate the effectiveness of three resources related to the study of earth science.

For each source, you will evaluate the five criterion and decide whether or not you would recommend the source to be

used in an academic setting. Please see provided link.

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