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CAS 222N Foundations of Civic and Community Engagement

Evaluate your sources

Keep an open mind and ask questions about your source, such as...

  • Who? Who is the author or creator? What are their credentials for this topic?
  • What? Is the content relevant to your topic? Is it too general or too specific?
  • Where? Is it published in a book, magazine, newspaper, or blog, etc.? Does that publisher have a good reputation?
  • When? How recent is it? Is the information outdated?
  • Why? Why did the author write this? Is he or she biased?