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Accuracy:
Supporting Evidence and Errors

Things to Consider:

  • Does the information contain errors? Are there references that can be checked to verify the accuracy of the information?

Many documents contain footnotes or citations that can be used to confirm data or factual statements.

example of article with footnote citing source example of statistical graph with footnote citing source
  • Are there any obvious errors or omissions in the information?

It is important when writing a paper not to have errors in your footnotes so that if someone were searching for these articles, they would be able to find them.

1998 article by A. G. Straatman citation of Straatman article showing year as 1989 
In this case, note that the year cited is incorrect.
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