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History: Using academic sources and evaluating information: Introduction

This tutorial looks at the importance of using academic sources in your work and how to evaluate the sources you find when searching for information.

 

How to use this tutorial

Work through each section using the menu tabs above, or the 'Next' button at the bottom of the page.

There will be activities for you to complete as you go so that you can apply and self test your learning.

 

At the end of this tutorial you should feel more confident in:

  • Understanding the importance of using academic sources in your assignments and research projects
  • Identifying typical academic sources
  • Understanding the need to critically assess sources
  • Evaluating the reliability, authority and validity of the information sources before including them in your work

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