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Credibility Continuum

With so much information readily available, how do you know what sources to trust? Use this guide to help determine the credibility of various information sources.


You've seen them while waiting in line at the supermarket or convenience store, you've probably read the headlines. Maybe you've even bought one, and read it cover to cover. Whatever you do, do not cite these in your paper! Sensational periodicals, or tabloids use inflammatory language to arouse curiosity and cater to the public's need for celebrity dirt and gossip.