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How To Evaluate Sources: Purpose
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The information is being published for a purpose. What is it?
For what audience is the information intended?
Look for a purpose statement.
Is there evidence of an implied purpose?
Does the point of view appear objective and impartial?
Consider the intended audience based on content, tone & style.
Are there political, ideological, cultural, religious, institutional, or personal biases?
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Feb 12, 2018 12:22 PM
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