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Evaluation of Information Sources
Part I, Types of Information Sources

Popular vs. Scholarly:

Authors
Scholarly
Experts in the field (Scientists, doctors, professors...)
Popular
Journalists, not necessarily experts (magazine staff, freelance writers...)


Audience, or who is the information written for?
Scholarly
Scholars, researchers, practitioners... other members of the field
Popular
General public. Any one can read the material and understand it.


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