Answered By: Hannah DiMeglio
Last Updated: Jan 26, 2021     Views: 8

Use OneSearch or our Databases to find credible, recent (within the last 5 years) sources. To check they are credible, ask yourself two questions: 

1. Who is writing? 

Should be an expert who has a higher degree in the subject (ex. Master’s, PhD). 

For primary sources, a person who has directly experienced the topic (ex. A Holocaust survivor talking about his/her experience of the Holocaust). 

2. On what topic? 

Should be a subject the expert studied (ex. A nurse writes about a medical topic). 

For primary sources, should talk only about his/her experience (ex. A police officer talking about his/her experience working with homeless people). 

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