Answered By: Jennifer Harris
Last Updated: Feb 28, 2017     Views: 30

A source is defined as:

"1. someone or something that provides what is wanted or needed; 2. the cause of something (such as a problem); 3. a person, book, etc., that gives information" Source: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/source

In academic writing, sources are the materials from which the writer gathers information. It is important that you evaluate the sources of your information to be sure that each source is accurate, relevant, current, objective, and authoritative. For more information on evaluation resources, click here.

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