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MNT GSW 201: Intro to LGBT Studies: Evaluating Sources

How to Spot "Fake News"


Types of Sources

Primary Documents

  • Original research articles
  • Letters, diaries
  • Raw data

Secondary Documents

  • Interpretations of primary documents and data


  • Overviews of literature or research in an area
  • Opinion pieces on a specific work (book or movie reviews)

Editorials / Letters to the editor

  • Opinion pieces meant to influence readers