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History of Mathematics

Good sources

Always evaluate your sources, in life, and particularly in this course. 

For this course, there are 6 criteria in particular that you should pay attention to.

Authorship:  How appropriate is this author for the topic?

Accuracy and citations:  Do scholars agree with this source?  Does it cite quality sources?

Content:  How does it present the topic?  Is it advanced or basic, does the author show different viewpoints?

Currency:  Is the site up to date on advancements in the field?

Purpose:  What is the purpose of this site?  Is it to inform, to perusade, to advertise?

Style:  Is it well put together or does it appear haphazard?

Now, these are not aways cut and dry.  For example, if there is a new breakthough in the field, other scholars may not initially agree with the new findings, and you have to take that into consideration.

Good Source Examples

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