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When evaluating an information source, keep in mind these general criteria and questions:
reliability: Are the facts accurate?
credibility: Is the author an authority on the topic?
perspective: Is the source written as an opinion or does it use other sources as evidence?
purpose: Does this material inform, explain, persuade?