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How-to Videos

Videos presenting information literacy and research skills concepts.

Evaluating Sources for Credibility

Evaluating Sources for Credibility, North Carolina State University Libraries:

Learn what it means for a source to be credible, why it is important to use these sources, and how you can tell if a source is credible.

Identifying Credible Sources

Identifying Credible Sources, duPont-Ball Library, Stetson University (2020):

Let the duPont-Ball librarians walk you through what it means for a source to be credible, how to evaluate a source for credibility, and why you should use credible sources. This video focuses on three criteria for identifying credible sources including authority, accuracy, and purpose.


ACT UP Source Evaluation, University of California, Santa Barbara Library

Use the ACT UP method to critically evaluate the sources you find for your research.

Learn more about the ACT UP source evaluation method created by Dawn Stahura from Salem State University at

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Evaluating Information with Niche Academy

Learn how to:

  • Choose which articles to download and read

  • Break down the components of an academic paper

  • Determine if an article meets your needs 


Learn how to:

  • Differentiate between lateral reading and vertical reading

  • Explain why lateral reading is important

  • Apply lateral reading strategically and deliberately 


Learn how to identify and evaluate a source for credibility and why you should use credible sources.

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