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ENGL 401A - First Year Writing (UNH Manchester): Evaluating Sources

Types of Articles

When searching for articles, know what type of periodical it is.  This is because each type has its own purpose, intent, audience, etc. 


  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Research Journals

Helpful Tool:

Ulrichsweb is an easy to search source of detailed information on more than 300,000 periodicals

How to Identify Fake News

The following library guides have can help you determine if your news source is credible.

What is a Peer-Reviewed Article?

Brock University Library. (2014, August 19). What is a 'peer-reviewed' article? [Video file}. Retrieved from

Evaluating Sources Video

Western University. (2012, January 3). Evaluating sources [Video file]. Retrieved from

Format Matters

University of Washington Libraries. (2016, March 15). Research 101: Format matters [Video file]. Retrieved from

Credibility is Contextual

University of Washington Libraries. (2016, March 15). Research 101: Credibility is contextual [Video file]. Retrieved from