Analyzing the Legitimacy of Sources

Adam Jones

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  1. Being a music major, I haven’t had many opportunities to do research assignments. If I had to, the first thing I would do is look at the sources at the bottom of the webpage, like in Wikipedia. If it is some other type of website, I would just compare the information one website gives me to other sites and see if they are saying similar things. This way I know if the information is at least agreed upon by several sources. I also might research a particular source to see if they are known for being biased on some subject or not. Other than that I am not very familiar with what else I can do to confirm the legitimacy of a source.