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RRELIABILITY: Does the source present a particular view or bias?

 

RRELEVANCE: Does this information directly support my hypothesis/thesis or help to answer my question?

 

DDATE: When was this information created? When was it revised? Are these dates meaningful in terms of the subject matter?

 

SSOURCES BEHIND THE TEXT: Did the author use reliable, credible sources?

 

SSCOPE: Does this source address my hypothesis/thesis/question in a comprehensive or peripheral way? Is it a scholarly or popular treatment?

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