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Evaluating Information: Authority

  Questions to ask about AUTHORITY:

   Who is responsible for the information?
   Who is the author of the work?
   Who is the publisher of the work?
   What are the author's credentials or affiliations?
   Are the credentials of the author(s)/publisher(s) present?

Library OneSearch:
Look through the search results for authors' names and relevant publication information such as journal titles.

Screenshot of Library OneSearch results with author and publication information highlighted.

Databases typically provide information about authors, often including titles and academic affiliations. 

Database article details with author and publication information links highlighted

Articles themselves may even provide author information, though this will vary between articles.  Affiliations and even contact information may be provided.

Database article page with author affiliation information highlighted

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