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What are credible sources?

Why is fact checking is important?

About this guide

As a university student, you are expected to use credible sources in your assessments and course work.  A credible source is one that is written by someone who is an expert in their discipline and is free of errors and bias.


This guide will explain the difference between credible, scholarly and peer-reviewed sources.

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