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Course Guide ~ BIO 100J / EXB: Our Blue Planet: Research Databases

Research Databases

Articles - General Science and News

Articles - Environment & Ecology

Citation, RefWorks and Avoiding Plagiarism

Evaluating Sources

Evaluating Sources

In order to evaluate sources, try the ACCORD method.

Briefly, ACCORD means:

  • A - Agenda - What was the author's purpose?
  • C - Credentials - Is the author creditable?
  • C - Citations - Does the author cite the work of others?
  • O - Oversight - Did someone have to approve the publication?
  • R - Relevance - Does the source fit your needs?
  • D - Date - How recent is the source?

For more detail, take a look at this guide on evaluating resources

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