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UO REU site guide: Increasing American Indian/Alaska Natives perspectives in field and experimental linguistics

Whose authority?

Information resources reflect their creators’ expertise and credibility, and are evaluated based on the information need and the context in which the information will be used. Authority is constructed in that various communities may recognize different types of authority. It is contextual in that the information need may help to determine the level of authority required.

- ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education

 

In your research and reading, asking yourself who created the information that you are using and what gives them their authority (or expertise) can be very helpful in deciding whether or not to cite the information.

How to Read a Scholarly Article (Video Tutorial)

Check out this short video from Western University on how to read a scholarly article.

Evaluating Your Sources (Video Tutorial)

Check out this short video from UNC Libraries on how to evaluate your sources of information.