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DEVS 220: Introduction to Indigenous Studies (Online)

Finding Resources

When selecting sources, be sure to evaluate them to determine whether they are appropriate and relevant to your research.

Your approach to evaluating a scholarly source vs. a community-based source, for example, will be different. Think about why this might be the case with the following questions.

  • Who is the author of this work and what are their credentials?
  • Why was this information created?
  • Where is the work being disseminated (i.e. which website? which journal?)
  • Whose voices are eliminated in the scholarly source?
  • Who is the intended audience?
  • When was the work created?

Take a look at the video on Evaluating Indigenous Sources for Credibility (Kwantlen Polytechnic University) which discusses how to assess the credibility of a source that includes content created by Indigenous peoples.