3.4 Authority

Authority is determined by an author's credentials. As you read through your sources, find out what the author's qualifications are. Do they have a degree in the field? Have they published works on similar topics? Do they write for a reputable journal, magazine, or newspaper? There are a lot of articles out there written by people who are not experts on the subject.

Which article is more authoritative? (Click on the citation to make your choice.)