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PWR1 SBB: Rhetoric of Robots and Artificial Intelligence: How to evaluate sources

This is the library guide page created to support the library research needs of the PWR class on the rhetoric of robots and artificial intelligence

How to evaluate sources

Most article databases indicate whether sources are scholarly, or from non-scholarly sources. But evaluating sources, scholarly or not, is a complex task. Here is a short video that describes some variables you should take into account when evaluating sources. Even though a source may be be biased, or manipulative, or even false, it maybe a valuable source for your research, as long as you make clear its purpose. Important variables include:

  • Author
  • Audience
  • Review Process
  • Currency
  • Perspective