Rhetoric & Argumentation
30 Tips for Selecting Sources
Cayla Buttram; David MacMillan III; and Leigh Thompson Stanfield
In “Source Credibility: How To Select The Best Sources,” Cayla Buttram, David MacMillan III, & Leigh Thompson provide some easy tips for choosing sources while conducting research. The six checkpoints they offer should be of assistance when trying to decide which sources are worth further investment of time and consideration.
Read “Source Credibility: How To Select The Best Sources.”
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Cayla Buttram holds an M.S. in Geospatial Science and a B.S. in Education. She served as a Writing Consultant at the University of North Alabama writing center for over three years. And is currently a freelance EFL instructor.
David MacMillan III served as a Writing Consultant and Technical Writer at the University of North Alabama for over two years, where he earned a B.S. in Physics. He is currently attending the Columbus School of Law and is employed as a paralegal.
Leigh Thompson Stanfield is an Associate Professor and Instructional Services Librarian at the University of North Alabama. She has most recently published the book Assessing the Impact of Research Consultations on Citations used in Student Papers, along with Jennifer C. Maddox.
the amount of knowledge, intelligence, wisdom, insight, feeling, etc., present in a person's mind or evident either in some product of the mind, as a learned paper, argument, work of art, etc.
impartial, detached approach
the state of being relative to current concerns
the author’s motivations for creating the text