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The internet has made finding the information easy, but the influx of information at your fingertips makes your job of evaluating resources that much more important. You need to make sure that you are only using the most reliable information for your research. The CARS method of evaluating Sources (Credibility, Accuracy, Reasonableness, and Support) is a good tool to help you decide if the article you just found is worth of your paper. For each source, you want to answer the following questions.
You want to ensure that your source is authoritative and credible.
You want to ensure that your source is presenting information that is correct, up-to-date, detailed, exact, and comprehensive.
You will want to ensure that your source's approach to the information is fair, objective, moderate, and consistent.
You want to use sources that are supported by evidence and clearly cites the evidence they use.
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