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Detail from Sculling on the Potomac by J. Love, 1888

Detail from Sculling on the Potomac by J. Love, 1888. From the University Art CollectionBooth Family Center for Special Collections

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What's considered a credible source?

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The credibility of a source can be determined by asking some tough questions: Who is the author? What are his or her credentials? For what purpose was the text created--entertainment, research, editorial musing? Is there a bibliography or notes showing you their research? See this detailed list for more criteria. Remember, you must use credible sources in order to be considered one yourself!

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