No matter how credible a source, how relevant it is to your research question or topic is imperative.
Assume your research statement is: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 will reduce poverty in urban areas. Examine the following sources on Poverty. Use the questions below to determine the relevancy of content.
- Is the information relevant to your research statement above?
- Would you quote information from this source in a college research project?
"American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009: State-By-State Estimates of Key Provisions Affecting Low- and Moderate-Income Individuals." Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Updated February 25, 2009.
"How Constitutional Entrenchment could Mitigate Conflicts and Poverty in Resource-rich African Countries." Environmental Policy & Law vo1. 37, issue 2/3, 2007, pp. 158-169. (login required)