How to Evaluate Sources for Reliability

When writing a research paper, it’s really important to find reliable sources to reference. Watch this video to learn how to choose the most reliable sources to use in your paper.  This video will help students define reliable sources, discuss the author’s impact on reliability (purpose, bias, and potential agenda), explore ways to assess the reliability of a source, and list commonly unreliable sources.

IAS supported: 9-10.W.5 Conduct short as well as more sustained research assignments and tasks to build knowledge about the research process and the topic under study. b. Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative sources, using advanced searches effectively, and annotate sources.

Aligned with CCSS: W.9-10.8 Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital sources, using advanced searches effectively; assess the usefulness of each source in answering the research question; integrate information into the text selectively to maintain the flow of ideas, avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation.