1. Locate the full text of the article.
2. Skim the article.
3. Identify information about the publisher/publication. Is it peer-reviewed? What do other sources say about the publication?
4. Look up information about the author.
5. Determine the purpose of the article/source.
1. Is this source scholarly or popular?
2. Would you use this resource in future papers and projects?
3. If so, how?