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PHIL 318: Critical Race Theory

Evaluating Sources

Evaluating your sources is a crucial step of the research process. You need to evaluate carefully each source to determine its appropriateness and quality.

Consult our Evaluating Sources Checklist for criteria used to judge information sources and our Scholarly and Popular Resources page to distinguish between scholarly and popular publications. 

Citing Sources

Chicago Style is the preferred style of documentation for PHIL 318. Check out these sites for information on citing sources:


The Student Academic Success Services (SASS) provides academic support to students who wish to develop their skills in critical thinking, reading, learning, studying, writing, and time management. See their writing resources and upcoming events pages to get you started with writing help.

Academic Integrity

Learn about academic integrity by taking this tutorial from Student Academic Success Services.

Avoiding Plagiarism 

Plagiarism is a serious offense. Citing your sources is one way to avoid plagiarism. To test your knowledge of plagiarism and how to avoid it, try this interactive tutorial created by Vaughan Memorial Library, Acadia University:

You Quote It, You Note It

Student Academic Success Services also has a helpful guide to help you through the writing process and avoid plagiarism.

Chicago Manual of Style