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HIST032 - U.S. History I: George Washington

George Washington

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Remember, do not use a source in your paper unless you trust it! Ask yourself these questions before you use a source:

  • Author: who wrote the information? If it is a person, are they an expert? If it is an organization, what is their purpose?
  • Sources: are there sources cited? Are they primary sources? Can you verify the information with additional sources?
  • Purpose: why does this source exist? Are there ads or is it trying to sell something? Is it for educational purposes?