How do I know if a source is from a trade / professional publication?

Once you have located information, you have to determine whether or not the information is authoritative, accurate and suits your research needs.

At the end of the section you will be able to:

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  • Assess the authority of information in both print and Internet formats
  • Determine when the currency of information is critically important and when it is not
  • Identify the author’s point of view and understand how perspective can lead to bias
  • Evaluate the quality and reliability of a website