Research Guide for

ENGC 1101 College Writing (Wardell)

What is Author Crediblity?

From Purdue Owl:
Who is the author? Credible sources are written by authors respected in their fields of study. Responsible, credible authors will cite their sources so that you can check the accuracy of and support for what they've written. (This is also a good way to find more sources for your own research.)

How do we find out more about our author?

You are looking for:
  • What the author is known for
  • What others say about the author
  • What are the author education and employment credential

Then also do a Google search of the author's name. Look for results from:
  • Newspaper (news site) Biographies
  • Other employment (Research Firms)
  • LinkedIn
  • Wikipedia
  • College or University Biography pages
  • Social Media pages which may have a biography or link to a biography in them
  • Personal Websites
  • Responses to what the author has written


Evaluate Source Credibility

Author Credibility Exercise

Worksheet (Click Here)


Group 1:
Adam M. Carrington
One Season after a Blockbuster, the Supreme Court Readies Another Important Term
Group 2:
Nina Lakhani
Why Climate Change Makes Hurricanes Like Ian Way More Dangerous

Group 3:
Ray Levy Uyeda
Decolonizing Regenerative Cattle Ranching

Group 4:
Daniel W. McNeil, Mary L. Marazita
No, it’s not just sugary food that’s responsible for poor oral health in America’s children, especially in Appalachia

Group 5:
Robert Barnes
Supreme Court, dogged by questions of legitimacy, is ready to resume
Group 6:

Sebnem Kalemli-Ozcan
How Hurricane Ian and other disasters are becoming a growing source of inequality even among the middle class

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