How To Evaluate Sources: Purpose



  • 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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