3.3 Accuracy

The accuracy of the books and articles you find is one of the most important things to watch out for when you're evaluating information. You want to build your arguments on the best information available. As you read through your search results, look at where the authors got their information. Do you trust those sources? Does the information fit what you know about your topic? Does anything sound fishy or biased?

Which of these articles looks more accurate? (Be sure to read through the excerpt from the abstract and then click on the citation to make your choice.)