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MHST 255: Music of the Romantic Era

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Evaluating Sources:

  • Is there an author identified?
  • Can you tell what makes him or her an expert?
  • Is the author with a reputable organization?
  • Can you verify the credentials or contact information?
  • Is the site intended for a particular audience?
  • Is it clear when the information was published?
  • Can you determine when it was last updated?
  • If there are links to other websites, do they work?
  • Are there obvious signs of errors or typos?
  • Can factual information be verified using other sources?

Consider using archives or pages by performing groups:

News Sources & Blogs can be valuable: